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Definición de “what is sb/sth like?” en inglés

what is sb/sth like?

A2 something you say to ask someone to describe someone or something: You've met Ben's new girlfriend, haven't you? What's she like? I've never been to Bruges - what's it like? So what's it like, then, not having to work?Question words and expressions Gramática:As or like?As and like are prepositions or conjunctions. The prepositions as and like have different meanings. As + noun means ‘in the role of’, like + noun means ‘similar to’ or ‘in the same way as’.See moreGramática:LikeLike has a number of meanings and uses.See moreGramática:Like as a verb meaning ‘enjoy’We use like to talk about things or people which we enjoy or feel positive about:See moreGramática:Would like in offers and requestsWe use would like or ’d like to offer something to someone in a polite way or to ask them to do something politely (requests), or politely to say what we want. We use the to-infinitive form of verbs that follow:See moreGramática:Like as a preposition meaning ‘similar to’Like means ‘similar to’. We often use it with verbs of the senses such as look, sound, feel, taste, seem:See moreGramática:Like as a conjunctionIn informal contexts, we can use like as a conjunction instead of as. Traditional grammar books consider this use of like incorrect:See moreGramática:Like as a suffixWe can use like as a suffix at the end of a noun to mean ‘similar to’:See moreGramática:Like in spoken EnglishIn informal speaking, you will hear like used very commonly. It has a number of functions. It is important not to use these forms in formal writing such as academic essays.See moreGramática:Be like or what is … like?We can use be like to ask for a description of someone or something (e.g. their appearance, their character, their behaviour):See moreGramática:Be like or look like?We use be like to talk about someone’s character or personality. We use look like to talk about someone’s appearance:See more
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