The word like has become increasingly popular over the years. Now it is one of the most used words in all of English, particularly conversational English. It is extremely useful if you know how to use it properly.
Use 1 - Like meaning "I´m thinking about what to say" (similar to tipo in Portuguese).
Do you think you and Janet are going to get married ? don´t know...Like...I want to, but then again I´m kind of scared, you know ? Usual position: Almost anywhere.
Use 2 - Like ("be like") for reported speech or thought.
You broke up with her? Wow. How did she take it? She was like "What! After all I´ve done for you?" Usual position: After subject pronoun.
From "Como dizer tudo em Inglês Avançado" by Ron Martinez.
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