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    #1

    I'm no big fan of ... / I don't really enjoy ...

    I will meet someone for language exchange. I already know his job and that's related to something I don't like.
    If he asks me if I like it, how can I answer, without offending him?

    I can think of:
    - I'm no big fan of...
    - I don't really enjoy ...

    Are they good enough?
    Please tell me other expressions. Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I'm no big fan of ... / I don't really enjoy ...

    "I don't like it" is not very nice, is it?

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    #3

    Re: I'm no big fan of ... / I don't really enjoy ...

    I think I'm afraid I'm no big fan of... sounds OK.

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    Re: I'm no big fan of ... / I don't really enjoy ...

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    I will am going to meet someone for a language exchange. I already know what his job is and that's it's related to something I don't like.
    If he asks me if I like it, how can I answer (no comma required here) without offending him?

    I can think of:

    - I'm no big fan of...
    - I don't really enjoy ...

    Are they good enough?
    Please tell me other expressions. Thank you.
    It depends on what his job is. If he's a football coach, you could say "I don't really know anything about football. I don't watch it". If he works at a nuclear power station, you could say "Wow. Nuclear power is a really controversial subject, isn't it?" If he kills animals for a living, I suggest you find a new conversation partner!

    I suggest that you try to be diplomatic. If it's your first meeting, telling him you don't like or approve of his job isn't a great start.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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