25+ Ways to Say “I Like it”

We all talk about what we like virtually every day. For this reason a vast vocabulary is crucial. If you use different words to express a common idea, it makes you sound more natural and convincing. Let’s work on your eloquence together…

SYNONYMS FOR “I LIKE IT”

  1. I am fond of it: I am fond of horse-riding. I’ve always been fond of horses. And I’m fond of my riding instructor too.
  2. I am into it: I’m into pop music. Mary is into John (she likes him very much).
  3. I am passionate about it: If you are passionate about your job, you’ll achieve success.
  4. I am a fan of it: I’m a fan of jazz, though most young people are not into it.
  5. I am enthusiastic about it/interested in it: I’m enthusiastic about this project. I think my interest in it is obvious.
  6. I am keen on it: He is rather keen on her but she doesn’t seem to like him. Are you keen on sport?
  7. It appeals to me: This idea appeals to me. Dark-haired men appeal to me.
  8. It’s to my liking/taste (more formal than “I like it”): This city is not to my liking. City life is not to my taste.
  9. I’m crazy/mad/wild about it: He’s crazy about you but all you are crazy about is your work. I’m not wild about base jumping but I’ll do it.
  10. I can’t get enough of it: I can’t get enough of singing. I can’t get enough of you.
  11. I’m addicted to it: I’m addicted to sweets. I’m addicted to you.
  12. I like the idea of it: I like the idea of merger between the two supermarket chains.
  13. It sounds good (to me): A picnic sounds good to me.
  14. It goes down well: The news didn’t go down well with the boss (it wasn’t received well). I hope the proposal will go down well.
  15. I’m partial to it (formal or old-fashioned): I am partial to green tea ice cream.
  16. I’ve grown to like it: I’ve grown to like coffee. It’s an acquired taste (a thing that I have come to like only through experience).
  17. I’m attached to it: I am very attached to my nephew. He is attached to his old teddy bear.
  18. I have a soft spot for it: I have a soft spot for cats but I can’t say the same about dogs.
  19. I fancy (often a person, sometimes a thing) (British English): The water wasn’t very clean and I didn’t fancy swimming in it. I fancy him.
  20. It’s my cup of tea: Skiing is not my cup of tea but ice hockey is.
  21. It’s right up my valley (American English): Such corporate events are up my valley. I like to be in the middle of it.
  22. It’s right up my street (British English): I’m into dancing, so salsa lessons would be right up my street.
  23. It’s my (kind of) thing: Learning languages is my thing.
  24. It’s my bag (slang): Clubbing is my bag and what’s your kind of thing?

Here are a few songs to show how some of the expressions above work:

Sting – Mad About You

See the lyrics here.

Useful vocabulary from the song:

  • I walked a lonely mile – allusion to “walk an extra mile”, meaning going beyond what is necessary or expected to please someone or achieve something. In the song “I walked a lonely mile” means being lonely, walking down the path of life without the one you love
  • Secluded valley – quiet valley, the one which is not near people, roads or buildings
  • Dominion – control over a country/people/land that belongs to a ruler (to claim dominion over sth.)

Avicii – Addicted to You

See the lyrics here.

Useful vocabulary from the song:

  • I let down my guard – I stopped being cautious about potential trouble or danger
  • It caught me by surprise – it surprised me
  • To be hooked on sth. – to be enjoying sth. so much that you can’t stop doing it
  • To drown in sth. – to have more of sth. than you can deal with
  • I get high on the perfume – I get excited smelling the perfume. Mind that the most common meaning of “get high” is to get drunk by using alcohol or drugs (the same meaning is associated with “to be hooked on sth.” and of course “to be addicted to sth.)

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