Sunday, 8 January 2017

Different ways of expressing I DON'T LIKE

Imagine someone does something you do not like. Saying I don't like it or I don't like this can sound a little bit childish. So here are a couple of ways to say "I don't like it" more naturally.
  1. I dislike it
    This is a formal way of saying "I don't like it". It is very direct and could cause offense to some people.
    - Greta dislikes the taste of pistachio ice scream.
    - I dislike the way he talks to me.
  2. I'm not into it
    Saying you are not into something is an informal way of saying that you do not find it interesting.
    - James is not into football, he likes rugby.
    - I'm not into eating much bread with ham.
  3. I'm not fond of it
    "To be fond of" means having a liking for or love of something or someone. So, not to be fond of something means you don't like it very much. It is also quite informal.
    - Since Ben had the accident, he's not very fond of going skiing.
    - I'm not fond of combining purple with organe.
  4. I'm not crazy about it
    This sentence is similar to the one above, "to not be fond of something"
    - I don't think Tanya is crazy about working extra hours.
    - Pauline, I'm not crazy about this cake, it tastes strange.
  5. I don't appreciate that
    This way of expressing dislike is great for professional and serious conversations, as well as for making polite requests. “To appreciate” means to be grateful for something, so what we are saying is “I am not grateful for this situation”. See? A lot more polite.
    - I don't appreciate being shouted at in public.
    - Helen did not appreciate her gift, she thought it was inappropriate.
  6. It doesn't tickle my fancy
    This is an idiom and it means to amuse, entertain, or appeal to someone; to stimulate someone’s imagination in a good way. So when we say something did not tickle our fancy, it means we did not find it appealing, funny or interesting.
    - That comedian's sense of humour doesn't tickle their fancy.
    - I love that Halloween party concept but the idea of having blood everywhere doesn't tickle my fancy, it's a bit gross.
  7. I'm disinterested in that
    We use this sentence if something simply does not interest us.
    - My friends are all disinterested in politics.
    - Her boss is disinterested in her ideas.
  8. That's not for me
    A neutral way of explaining that something does not appeal to you, that you are not interested.
    - Everyone loves the series Lost but it's not for me.
    - The new fashion trend of high-wasted skirts is not for me.
  9. I'm not a big fan of it
    To say "I'm not a big fan" is an idiomatic expression and it means we do not like something very much.
    - I'm not a big fan of Apple.
    - Don't ask her to go to the Japanese restaurant! She's not a fan of sushi.
  10. I'll pass
    This is a quick way of saying we are not interested in a suggestion.
    - Do you want to come the pub? Nah, thanks, I'll pass.
    - Who wants to participate in this project? I have too much work right now, I'll pass.
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