What does she like?

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by DonAndres, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. DonAndres New Member

    spanish
    Hi Again,


    i have a problem with this sentence. Do you think is right?


    What does she like? She looks efficient and bossy.

    maybe this is much better.

    How does she looks like?

    please help me
     
  2. SolAguila

    SolAguila Senior Member

    India
    Bengali-India
    No, no, amigo... mira, siempre recuerdas que se escribe así, how does she look like? pero, no entiendo bien la pregunta.... quieres decir ¿Cómo se ve?...
     
  3. Almighty Egg

    Almighty Egg Senior Member

    Valencia, España
    English (British)
    I have a problem with this sentence. Do you think it is right?
    Espero que te ayude:

    What is she like? = ¿Cómo es (ella)? (más bien su caracter, pero también puede referirse a su aspecto)
    What does she like? = ¿Qué le gusta (a ella)?
    What does she look like? = ¿Qué aspecto tiene (ella)?
    Who does she look like? = ¿A quién se parece (ella)?

    Saludos.
     
  4. loudspeaker Senior Member

    Madrid
    British English
    "What does she look like? se refiere a su aspecto físico. Ella puede ser guapa, de pelo castaño y tener una bonita sonrisa, etc.

    "What is she like?" puede referirse a lo anterior pero también a su carácter y personalidad. Ella puede ser tímida, de gran corazón o puede ser un bicho de cuidado.

    Dicho esto, yo elegiría 'What's she like?'
     
  5. Avispero

    Avispero Senior Member

    Australia
    English
    how does she look like is not right either
     
  6. SolAguila

    SolAguila Senior Member

    India
    Bengali-India
    Okay, what is the difference between what and how here?
     
  7. loudspeaker Senior Member

    Madrid
    British English


    We might say "How does she look?" but that usually means we want a judgment on her appearance. Does she look good in the new haircut or stylish in the new dress?
    A native English speaker would never say "how does she look like?" You say either "What does she look like?" or "How does she look?"
     
  8. SolAguila

    SolAguila Senior Member

    India
    Bengali-India
    Okay, I prefer what.
     

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