Like and dislike to talk about preferences
There are a lot of ways to talk about preferences in English but one of the easiest is by using the verb ‘to like‘.
‘Like’ is a very versatile regular verb in English and can be used express preferences.
- I like ice cream.
- I like going to the movies.
- I like you!
You can also use it in the negative with ‘do not‘:
- I don’t like ice cream.
- I don’t like going to the movies.
- I don’t like you!
And to ask other people questions about their preferences:
- Do you like ice cream?
- Do you like going to the movies?
- Do you like me?
The verb 'to dislike' is the opposite of 'to like'
If you want to use ‘dislike‘ to express a negative preference it is also very easy but perhaps not as usual in spoken English:
- I dislike ice cream.
- I dislike going to the movies.
- Do you dislike me?