Would like vs like, be like vs look like
How to understand the difference between would like and like, be like and look like.
Would like vs. (Do) like
|What kind of food do you like?||(Facts, personal preferences)|
I like beef, fish and apples.
I like Japanese food.
|What kind of food would you like?||(If you could choose)|
I would like Chinese food.
What kind of friend(s) do you like?
I like a person who has talent.
I like someone who is easygoing.
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 Ben like?||(What are his personal preferences?)|
He likes football, chocolate and horror movies…
|What does Ben look like?||(Physical description)|
He is short, white and good looking.
He has grey hair and wears glasses.
|What is John like?||(Description of personality)|
He is very kind and friendly. He is a nice guy.