We use the expression "crazy about something" to show that we really like something or someone.
Sometimes the word "crazy" has a negative meaning like, "You are driving me crazy". However, "crazy about" has a positive meaning. It just means that you like something or someone very much.
Subject + be verb + crazy about + noun/gerund...
I am crazy about basketball.
I am crazy about playing basketball.
She is crazy about art.
He is crazy about painting.
Susan is crazy about her cats.
They are crazy about each other.
They are crazy about their jobs.
The children are crazy about this cartoon.
People are crazy about these cookies these days.
We can use this expression in the past tense to talk about things or people that we liked a lot in the past.
I was crazy about soccer when I was young.
She was crazy about him for a couple years, but now she likes another man.
They were crazy about their old house.
She used to be crazy about K-pop, but now she likes hip-hop.
It is also possible to use this with the future tense.
My daughter will be crazy about this toy.
He is going to be crazy about this.
If we say "not crazy about" this means that we do not like something. It is not a strong expression. It has a similar meaning to "do not really like...".
I am not crazy about her, but I don't hate her either.
I am not crazy about his restaurant. It is just okay.
She is not crazy about her job, but she doesn't want to quit until she has found a new job.
They are not crazy about their new boss.
Bonus Tips and Points
1. We also use the word "obsessed" to make a similar sentence.
Subject + be verb + obsessed with + noun/gerund...
The real meaning of "obsessed" is to like or be interested in something or someone in an unhealthy way. Basically, to like something way too much. So, the word has a very negative meaning.
He is obsessed with her. I am worried about him. He might become a stalker.
She is obsessed with her job. I think she is a workaholic.
However, we often use the word "obsessed" to joke or exaggerate. It has a very similar meaning to "crazy about".
I am obsessed with these cookies. I could eat a million of them.
She is obsessed with that TV show.
We are obsessed with motorcycles these days. All we do is ride motorcycles and talk about motorcycles.
He is obsessed with becoming the manager.
Note:So, even though the real meaning of the word "obsessed" is negative, we often use it to joke and speak in a fun way. It is more common to speak like this with friends.
Real-World English Conversations
A) Are you crazy about English? B) No. English makes me crazy. A) Haha. Stop joking around. You are always studying English!
A) I am crazy about that TV show. It is so good. B) I know. I never miss an episode.
A) It seems like you are crazy about your job. B) Yes. I really like it.
A) What are you crazy about these days? B) To be honest, I am not crazy about anything. I need to find a new hobby.
A) What are you interested in these days? B) I am crazy about yoga. I do it every day.
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