Asking about HOBBY

What do you do for fun?

“Do you have any hobbies?”

“What are your hobbies?”

Those are the most common questions you see in English text books and you’d probably use for asking someone else about their hobby.

However, native English speakers almost never use the word “hobbies” when asking about them. A much more natural way to ask the same question is:
“What do you do for fun?”
“What do you do in your free time?”

How would you answer this question? Let’s look at how native speakers would do it!

The easiest way is to say “I like to…” or just “I like…” followed by what you like to do. For example, “I like to watch movies.” Or “I like watching movies.”

You can emphasize how much you like your hobby by adding a word like “really” in front of “like”, or “very much” at the end. For example, “I really like watching movies.”, or “I like watching movies very much.”

On the other hand, if you want to play down how much you like something, you can say “kind of” (pronounced “kinda”). For example, “I kind of like playing tennis.”

So, what do you do in your spare time? Who knows perhaps you and I have something in common in spending our spare time.


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