Translation of "like" - English-Spanish dictionary


preposition uk /laɪk/ us /lɑɪk/

A2 similar to someone or something

parecido a
He looks like his father.
They were acting like children.
It sounded like Michelle.
what is someone/something like?

A2 something you say when you want someone to describe someone or something

¿cómo es alguien/algo?
I haven’t met him – what’s he like?
What’s your new dress like?

B1 for example

She looks best in bright colours like red and pink.

typical or characteristic of

propio de
It’s not like you to be so quiet – are you all right?
verb uk /laɪk/ us /lɑɪk/ present participle liking, past tense and past participle liked

A1 to enjoy something or think that someone or something is nice

me gusta, te gusta, etc.
I like to paint in my spare time.
He really likes her.
What do you like about him?
→ Opposite dislike
would like something

A1 to want something

querer algo
I’d like to meet him.
I’d like some bread, please.
would you like…?

A1 used to offer someone something

Would you like a drink?
Would you like to eat now?
if you like

A2 used when you offer someone something

si quieres
If you like, I can drive you there.
conjunction uk /laɪk/ us /lɑɪk/ informal

B1 in the same way as

Do it exactly like I told you to.

(Translation of “like” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /laik/

the same or similar

parecido, igual
They’re as like as two peas in a pod.
likely adjective


The likely result is a draw between the two teams.
It’s likely that she’ll succeed.

looking etc as if it might be good, useful, suitable etc

propicio, conveniente
a likely spot for a picnic
She’s the most likely person for the job.
likelihood noun


What is the likelihood of the strike taking place?
liken verb

to think or speak of as being similar; to compare

The shape of the building caused many people to liken it to a gherkin.
likeness noun

(a) similarity or resemblance

The likeness between the two sisters is amazing.

a representation of a a person etc in a photographic or painted portrait etc

That photo of Mary is a good likeness.
likewise adverb

in the same or a similar manner

igualmente, del mismo modo
He ignored her, and she ignored him likewise.


así como, también
Mrs. Johnson came, likewise Mrs. Strachan.
like-minded adjective

having a similar opinion or purpose

de la misma opinión
Membership of the club allows you to meet like-minded people.
a likely story!

I don’t believe it!

no es posible
’He’s claiming that the dog ate his homework.’ ’A likely story!’
as likely as not


As likely as not, he won’t remember that we have a meeting tomorrow.
be like someone

to be typical of someone

It isn’t like him to be late.
feel like

to be inclined, willing or anxious to (do or have something)

I don’t feel like going out
I feel like a cup of tea.
he etc is likely to

it is probable that he etc will

es probable que
He is likely to fail.
look like

to appear similar to

parecerse a
She looks very like her mother.

to show the effects, signs or possibility of

parecer que
It looks like rain.
not likely!

certainly not!

¡en absoluto!
’Would you put your head in a lion’s mouth?’ ’Me? Not likely!’

(Translation of “like” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)