i think that the verb to bathe is general (for wash yourself, part of body and swin) Shower is a noun
So this is "he likes to bathe"? What if he doesnt like to bathe (spend time in the bath), but he likes to take a bath? How would you say it then?
And how do I say "he likes to shower" and "he likes to take a shower"?
To bathe does not necessarily mean to linger in the bath/shower; it only means washing [a] body.
Is there a difference in the way to say "he likes to take a bath" and "he likes to bathe"?
Bathing can be also in the river, for example. and the 'a' in bathe is pronounced like the name of the letter A, while the e at the end in not pronounced (like bake, only th instead of k). Bath is pronounced like path/math, and is used more specifically for a bathtub, in which you lay still for a while in clean water, not a shower.
Yes, I was talking about the Portuguese. Taking a bath and bathing are not the same thing.