Share this entry

American English: /ˈlaɪkɪŋ/
British English: /ˈlʌɪkɪŋ/

Translation of liking in Spanish:


  • 1 (fondness)liking (for something) my liking for sweets
    mi afición a los dulces
    she's always had a liking for reading
    siempre ha sido aficionada a la lectura
    siempre le ha gustado leer
    to take a liking to somebody
    tomarle or (esp (Spain) ) cogerle simpatía a alguien
    to take a liking to something
    tomarle or (esp (Spain) ) cogerle el gusto a algo
    Example sentences
    • A liking for birds is an ineluctable aspect of being human.
    • I developed a liking for devotional songs of the Goddess from childhood.
    • Hong Kong people seem to have a liking for older candidates.
  • 2 (satisfaction) to be to somebody's liking
    ser del gusto or del agrado de alguien
    it's too sweet for my liking
    es demasiado dulce para mi gusto
    I'm sorry the meal wasn't to your liking
    siento que la comida no haya sido de su agrado

Definition of liking in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources


    Next Score: