Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

affinity (for/with/towards)

1) great liking/love for sth, a special/natural connection with sb
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    • an affinity for/with animals/art/music
  • Analysis

    If you have 'an affinity' with something or someone it means to have a natural connection, ability or love for it. This is usually used to talk about a person's ability to bond with or understand something well: "She has a natural affinity for putting colours together." "He has an affinity with older people." This is a word you will hear in a range of contexts both social and professional.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Everyone in the band shares a real affinity for music, so they love what they do.
    2. I have a natural affinity towards my family. We're all very close.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I have an affinity for numbers so statistics and analytics are no problem for me.
    2. Maria has a great affinity with older people, she does great work with them in our organisation. 
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