In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fondness)afición feminineliking for sth — afición a algo
- my liking for sweets — mi afición a los dulces
- she's always had a liking for reading — siempre le ha gustado leer
- to take a liking to sb — tomarle simpatía a algn
- to take a liking to sth — tomarle el gusto a algo
- My wife has always had a liking for this unfortunate little girl.
- It's just this guy called Josh who plays guitar and sings his songs, which have a liking for wandering melodies that meander up and down and all over the place.
- However, over the years he developed a liking for prosecution and when he got the opportunity, he just grabbed it.
- Michael has been a member of Macra since he was 17 and developed a liking for public speaking within the group.
- The new West Indies management team seemed to have had a liking for the use of cutting-edge technology in its verbal assault.
- But he has considerable experience in similar vessels and a liking for this type of employment.
- A liking for birds is an ineluctable aspect of being human.
- Anyone with a liking for bikes and bike riding will find it fascinating.
- He also had a liking for good poetry and recitations.
- Coming in at No 4 Michael Nind showed a liking for Hill Park Oval not shared by his brothers, the earlier batsmen.
- Acknowledging that professing a liking for ska can be a rock band's death wish, O'Dell stands by their tastes.
- The company has come a very long way since Abigail Punch developed a liking for tea in 1851 and decided to set up her own import and wholesale company.
- He has always had a liking for the songs of Jim Reeves.
- Not just cricket, Viru has a liking for table-tennis, badminton, football and swimming.
- Meanwhile, Raghu's parents arrive and take a liking for the girl.
- Nor should anyone be surprised if little boys grow up with a liking for the apparent brutality they have witnessed at an ice-hockey game.
- Hong Kong people seem to have a liking for older candidates.
- I developed a liking for devotional songs of the Goddess from childhood.
- If he is not exercising those grey cells over science and technology, Tiwari has a liking for reading Buddhist philosophy.
- It is generally accepted that the priest had a liking for strong drink and some of the stories place him in pubs and outside a glass of the hard stuff.
2(satisfaction)gusto masculineto be to sb's liking — ser del gusto / del agrado de algn
- it's too sweet for my liking — es demasiado dulce para mi gusto
- I'm sorry the meal wasn't to your liking — siento que la comida no haya sido de su agrado
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