Like / Would like / Look like / Be like
Here are some phrases and expressions using the word “like.”
Note the different usage and meanings.
Would like vs. (Do) like
|What kind of food do you like?||
(Facts, personal preferences)
I like ice cream, bananas, soda pop.
I like Chinese food.
|What kind of food would you like?||
(If you could choose)
I would like Italian food.
What kind of friend(s) do you like?
I like someone who is easygoing.
I like a person who has talent.
I like people who are kind.
What kind of person would you like to marry?
I would like someone who has a lot of money.
I like a man/woman/person who is friendly.
Be like vs. Look like
|What does John like?||
(What are his personal preferences?)
He likes horror movies, basketball, chocolate ice cream…
|What does John look like?||
He is tall, dark and handsome. He has black hair and wears glasses.
|What is John like?||
(Description of personality)
He is a nice guy. He is very kind and friendly.