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What is this hobby called?



Pretty3
Saudi Arabia

What is this hobby called?
 
Hi,
I know many hobbies like swimming , reading , writing ... etc.
 
If I like to look at pictures , natrual scene , different things but usually pictures in newspapers , websites, magazines...etc. , what is this hobby called?
Can we see it is looking ??
 
 
Thanks

10 Aug 2010      



Apodo
Australia

I don ´t think there is a name for this hobby.
 
You can ´t say ´I like looking ´ , you need to give more information. You can say:
I like looking at pictures.
I like looking at pictures of scenery.
 
If the pictures are photos:
I like looking at photos.
I like looking at scenic photography.
 

10 Aug 2010     



AnnyJ
Taiwan

hi,
 
I like to observe.
 
 

10 Aug 2010     



Apodo
Australia

But you can ´t say ´My hobby is observing ´
 
No-one would know what you meant.
You don ´t observe pictures in a magazine, you look at them, though you can observe small details in pictures, or you can observe a scientific experiment.
 
ob·serve/əbˈzərv/Verb
1. Notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant.
2. Watch (someone or something) carefully and attentively.  More »

10 Aug 2010     



dennismychina
China

Hi, What about browsing.  “A browser”. You can browse the web, or through newspapers and magazines.

Enjoy

 

10 Aug 2010     



Jayho
Australia

IMHO, if it is a hobby then it is usually classified as reading.  So, if someone is listing their hobbies on their resume or an application form, for instance, they can write  "swimming , reading , writing and reading". 

The term "Reading" can cover a variety of forms of reading even though, when we say "reading", it is assumed to be fiction.

10 Aug 2010     



Apodo
Australia

You can browse in shops too. It ´s a useful word but it doesn ´t explain what a person does as a hobby. You really need to include what is being browsed.
 
Another word to use instead of hobbies would be interests and that could cover looking at pictures.
You can say: My interests include books, magazines, newspapers and the Internet.
 
My hobbies are cooking and scuba diving and my other interests include books, mag.....etc.

10 Aug 2010