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Stop Saying ‘I Love It’ – Learn Better English Phrases To Express Liking

 

Improving English speaking is a challenge, you probably know only a few words and phrases with which you play around. As a beginner in English this will not help you to speak English fluently. It’s imperative to learn advanced English words and phrases to express yourself more articulately in spoken English. In this English Lesson with Rachna, you will learn how to replace the phrase ‘I love it…’ which is almost used daily in English conversations with better ones. We hope you would love these English expressions and use them in your English conversations to express a strong linking towards someone or something. We are sure these English phrases would help you improve your English fluency and speak English more confidently.

Complete Lesson Transcript :

Do you want to say, “You really like something” but in a different way? Well I’ll tell you how. So today we are going to look at a few expressions when you want to say that you have a strong liking for something. Now generally we always say, ‘I like it so much’ or ‘I just love it’, right? So let’s take a look at few different ways that you could use when you want to say, you really like something… My first one is “I’m a big fan of…” okay, so for example if I like watching soccer, I’m gonna say, “I’m a big fan of soccer”, okay? I’m not going out tonight because there’s a match and I’m a big fan of soccer. When you say I’m a big fan that means you really like something, okay? Or if you like listening to music, you could say, “I’m a big fan of English songs”, alright? So this is how you could say you have a strong liking for something, I’m a big fan of… and whatever you really like, you can mention that. The next one, “I am absolutely crazy about…” Now when you say, ‘I’m absolutely crazy about…’ that means completely crazy about, you’d really like it so much. So “I’m absolutely crazy about the new band” okay, so there’s a new group that has come out with their album and you really like the songs, you’ll say, “I’m absolutely crazy about the new band” that means you really like them, alright? So stop saying, ‘I really like them’, ‘I’m absolutely crazy about…’ So when you say the word ‘crazy’ it shows that you are you really like the band. “I’m quite partial to…” Now obviously if you have a strong liking for something, yeah you tend to bend towards it, so for example if I go shopping and I have two dresses to choose from a black and a red one, though I have, I already have two black dresses, I would still choose the black because, “I’m quite partial to black color”, okay? I love the color and though I already have it, I would still go and buy another one because I have a strong liking for black, so instead of saying I really like black colour, I would say, “I’m quite partial to black color”. So when you say, ‘you’re partial to…’ you have a softer kind of other thing, you really like it so much that you would choose it or anything else. Okay, let’s take a look at another way of expressing, “I’m really into…” Now supposing I start, I joined Yoga classes okay, and I start getting fitter, so when my friends tell me, “Wow, Rachna you look so fit these days” and I want to tell them or I want to express my strong liking for yoga I’m going to say, “I’m really into yoga these days”, okay? So that means I’m pursuing it, I have a strong liking for it, so I say, “I’m really into yoga these days”, okay? Or you could say, “I’m really into fashion these days”, so suddenly one of your friends, starts looking very fashionable, with you know, different accessories or she’s into experimenting with her look, you say, “wow you look nice these days” and she’ll say, “I’m really into fashion these days”, okay? That means she’s keeping up with a trend, she has a strong liking for it, so she says, “I’m really into fashion these days”. The next one “you can’t beat a…” Now here ‘beat’ doesn’t mean literally beat but it means to kind of supersede her, to exceed in terms of performance, so if I go to a new cafe for lunch, I’ll say, “you can’t beat a meal at that café” or people would also say, “nothing can beat a meal at that café”, that means whichever other restaurants you go to, nothing can beat a meal at the new café, nothing can be better than a meal at that café, okay? So that means that the café is the best, I have a strong liking for it, so I say nothing can beat a meal at the new café. Okay, now sometimes people offer you or probably give you options and when you make a choice and when you want to show you have a strong liking, I would say, “give me coffee any day…” if my colleague offers me a cup of tea or coffee I’ll tell her ‘give me coffee any day’ when I say any day, I’m trying to say or anything else, I stood for coffee, alright? So some people say give it to me anytime, coffee… any time, okay, or coffee any day, it’s a way of showing you have a strong liking for coffee. Right, the next one, “I’m particularly fond of…” Well now when you say, ‘I’m particularly fond of…’ you are actually specifying a strong liking when you say, ‘fond of’ for something. Now I enjoy Veg and Non-Veg food but yes, “I am particularly fond of vegetarian food”, okay? When I say, ‘particularly fond of…’ I’m telling you I have a strong liking for vegetarian food, alright? So I do eat meat but particularly fond of vegetarian food, that means, I have a strong liking for Veg food, okay friends? “Singing is what I live for…” Now, we don’t live for one thing, right? We do so many things in our lives, right? Right from work, studies, spending time, going out… so when I say ‘singing is what I live for…’ I’m trying to tell you, I have such a strong liking for singing, that I do it all day, okay? Or well, for me, I love eating food so I’m going to tell you, “eating is what I live for”, that means I love eating food, I have a strong liking towards different cuisines, so I say, “eating is what I live for”. So when you say something is what I live for, you are showing that you are so crazy about it or you like it so much. Fine, the next one, “what I wouldn’t give…” Now when you say, ‘what I wouldn’t give’ that means you’re talking about a thing that you really like and you really want and you’re ready to pay the price. So when I tell you “what I wouldn’t give to get a new iPhone” okay I am making a strong liking for the iPhone and I tell you “what I wouldn’t give to get the new iPhone” I have a strong liking and I have a desire to possess the new iPhone, so to show you or to express my strong liking, I say, ‘what I wouldn’t give’, okay? That means, I’m ready to put a hole in my pocket, to get the new iPhone because I have a strong liking for it, right? And the last one, “there’s nothing I like more than…” okay so I say, ‘there’s nothing I like more than’ okay so, I can tell you, “there’s nothing I like more than watching movies”, that means I love watching films, I really enjoy watching films and when I say, ‘there is nothing I like’ that means nothing I like more than watching movies, this is the first thing that I like and other things follow. So when you want to show this is on your top list, you want, you could say, there’s nothing I like more than watching movies, alright friends? So these are the few ways you could use when you want to talk about a “strong liking”, alright? Go ahead use these phrases, express what you like. I’ll be back soon with a new lesson till then, take care and bye

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