English version

take a liking to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a liking to somebody/somethingtake a liking to somebody/somethingLIKE somebody OR somethingto begin to like someone or something He immediately took a liking to Steve. liking
Examples from the Corpus
take a liking to somebody/somethingConnors had actually taken a liking to me after the incident with the gun.Fortunately, he had taken a liking to Claudel last year.For some reason she had taken a liking to him.He immediately took a liking to Malden.They kept going to this restaurant, and the proprietor took a liking to them.He had a fresh, open face, and stars in his eyes, and she took a liking to him at once.She took a liking to me.
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