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Old June 01, 2010, 10:35 PM
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How do you say "like" in Spanish?

I'm don't mean "like" as in me gusta ____. I mean things such as
•You talk like your tongues on fire
•He eats chinese food just like me


Ooops, meant to say "say" not see. should've double checked that
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Old June 01, 2010, 10:55 PM
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I'm don't mean "like" as in me gusta ____. I mean things such as
•You talk like your tongues on fire
•He eats chinese food just like me


Ooops, meant to say "say" not see. should've double checked that
It means = gustar and como
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Old June 01, 2010, 10:57 PM
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with "como"
•You talk like your tongues on fire - Hablas como si tu lengua estuviera en fuego.
•He eats chinese food just like me - Él come comida china como yo. (but here you can also use "Él come comida china igual que yo")

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with "como"
•You talk like your tongues on fire - Hablas como si tu lengua estuviera en fuego/llamas.
•He eats chinese food just like me - Él come comida china como yo. (but here you can also use "Él come comida china igual que yo")

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*if instead of "igual que yo" I would have written "igualito a mi", I think that I would have representated better the "just" stuff, because in my examples I ignored it. But this is not in the "like" stuff anymore :P
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Originally Posted by Jorjor View Post
I'm don't mean "like" as in me gusta ____. I mean things such as
•You talk like your tongues on fire
•He eats chinese food just like me


Ooops, meant to say "say" not see. should've double checked that
In addition to all the above answers...
Like I was saying, I mean, seeing... or viceversa.

Además de todas las respuestas anteriores...
Como iba diciendo, o sea, iba viendo... o viceversa.
or, Como decía, o sea, veía... o viceversa.

There is some other "likes", like,
like adj parecido, similar; I’m glad we’re of like mind on this issue = me alegro de que estemos de acuerdo or pensemos igual sobre este asunto;
people of like minds = gente con ideas afines
PREPOSITION,
(SIMILAR TO) I want a hat like this one = quiero un sombrero como éste;
(typical of): that’s not like her: she’s normally so punctual = es muy raro en ella porque suele ser muy puntual;
(indicating manner): like this/that = así; hold it like this = ¡agárralo así!;
(in same way as) como; don’t treat me like a child! = no me trates como a un niño;

(AND SO ON AND SO FORTH...)
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Yes, thanks
*if instead of "igual que yo" I would have written "igualito a mi", I think that I would have representated better the "just" stuff, because in my examples I ignored it. But this is not in the "like" stuff anymore :P

Or simply "justo como a mí"
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