“What’s ___ like?” is a question that comes up frequently in conversations where you need to describe someone or something. For examples:
A: What’s Alicia like?
B: Oh, she is such a sweetheart. She has the kindest heart of anyone I know. You are going to love her!
A: What is Germany like?
B: It is a wonderful country with a fascinating culture. I had so much fun at the Oktoberfest.
Since “it” is a pronoun, it is assumed that you and the speaker are already talking about this topic. For example, if A and B are talking about Germany already, the question can simply be “What’s it like?”
“What’s it like?” can also be used to refer to an experience. To make the question more clear, it is helpful to add some more details to the question, too.
What’s it like living in Montreal?
What’s it like being a millionaire?
Author: Katy Lia, Cambly Tutor
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