How to say that you don’t like something in English?
Think about something you don’t like to do. Now imagine that someone would invite you to do the exact same thing. How would you answer it in English?
It’s a sticky situation, isn’t it? You do mean to be polite, but just don’t know what the best way to do it. When it comes to another language, that involves both a different culture and a different interaction style.
This is what we’re going to discuss on this Blog. We want to share with you some expressions in English to use when you don’t like something, showing the difference between the polite and the impolite way of saying it.
Are you ready?
Some polite ways to say that you don’t like something:
See now some examples on how to use these expressions in everyday situations:
These expressions all show dislike for something, while still being polite and respectful.
Let’s see now some other expressions to say the same thing, although they might sound rude or impolite to the other person.
Some rude (or impolite) ways to say you don’t like something:
Can you see the difference?
In English (and American culture), it is important to express your dislikes while remaining polite about them.
By following our tips, we hope you can say that you don’t like something politely and make a good impression on the person you are communicating with.
If you have any other questions or comments about it or other concerns when speaking English, let us know.