Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Keen"

The meaning of "Keen" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does keen mean?
A: Eager... a strong desire to do something...
Q: What does I'm rather keen mean?
A: keen means smart
rather is like a more formal way to say very or really
Q: What does keen on mean?
A: It is similar to "like". Example: She is keen on football = she likes football. He isn't keen on carrots = he doesn't like carrots.
Q: What does keen
mean?
A: Eager about something.
For example, he was keen on meeting his girlfriend.
Q: What does keen mean?
A: To be eager or like excited to do something

Example sentences using "Keen"

Q: Please show me example sentences with "keen".
A:
I am keen on doing it. (Estoy interesado en hacerlo/ Estoy dispuesto a hacerlo)
Q: Please show me example sentences with keen.
A: "Keen" has various meanings:

= something sharp:
in concrete terms -> "Mary had a keen knife."
in a more figurative way -> "to be a lawyer, you must have a keen mind"

= "to be keen on something", to really like something: "she is keen on cycling"

= to be serious: "Toby is a keen student."

= to be passionate about something: "his mother is a keen chess player"
Q: Please show me example sentences with keen.
A: You have a keen eye for detail.
Q: Please show me example sentences with keen.
A: I have a keen interest in this.
I'm not keen on the idea.
He showed a keen love of the classics.
Q: Please show me example sentences with keen.
A: he was keen to help.
use a keen razor.
a keen wind is going to hit us tonight.

Synonyms of "Keen" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between keen on and fond of ?
A: Fond of is when you love or deeply passionate about something. Keen on is the same but there are occasions where one of these sounds wierd in a given context. For me, i use "fond of" when i already like something. I use "keen on" when i like something that just happened or for something that will happen in the future.
for example, if you really like strawberry icecream, and you want to tell someone that you love it, you can say i am fond of strawberry icecream.
But if you are trying this flavour for the first time and you like the taste, you can say i am keen on this flavour; i am quite keen on this.

If you say "I am fond of using acrylic paint" it shows that you love using this medium but, if you say "I am keen on using acrylic paint" it shows that you want to use it.
Q: What is the difference between keen and interested ?
A: Interested is much much more popular. If someone said "keen" I would think they were joking or being sarcastic most of the time. Maybe it’s more common to say in the south. They are similar though but I’d say keen is more like “like”.

He’s keen on her = he likes her

He’s keen on running his mouth = he likes to run his mouth = he likes to talk a lot and say negative things

He’s always been keen on the idea of moving to Kentucky = he’s always wanted to move to Kentucky = he’s always been interested in moving to Kentucky
Q: What is the difference between I'm not really keen on ~~
and I'm not a big fan of ~~ and I'm not really fond of ~~ ?
A: They mean the same thing.

They're just different ways of saying that you don't like something.
Q: What is the difference between keen on and like ?
A: @LinguistQ

Like they said^^^

Keen on is used for interests.

Like is also, but is more often applied to people.

I'm keen on Stacy. (Sounds colorful, smooth)

I like Stacy. (very common, used more than any other way)

You can say keen on but its not what you would hear usually.

Translations of "Keen"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? keen
A: You can say keen in the US (i use it) - it just isn’t as commonly used as in the UK.

You could replace it with “feel like” in many cases

—>She isn’t keen on going to Florida.
—>she doesn’t feel like going to Florida.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? keen on
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I keen on....
A: You need AM
I am keen on Spanish. I practice every day.
I am keen on Maria. She is so pretty.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? keen
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? keen

Other questions about "Keen"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce keen on.
A: @simonatidu82

To be keen on skiing ...per esempio
Q: can I replace KEEN in the sentence "your daughter's very keen on sport" to she is INTO sport ?
A: Yes you can. The sentence would use sports though, not sport so it should be,
"Your daughter's very keen on sports."
Or "Your daughter's into sports." (informal)

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