Differences between "houd van," "vind het leuk," and "graag"
This is something that's been confusing me for a while. What are the parts of speech of these three words/phrases and when are the most applicable times to use each? It seems to me "houd van" and "vind __ leuk" are pretty interchangeable, is that correct? And "graag" seems to be used with a verb. I also usually get confused as to where these words/phrases are supposed to be in the sentence.
If someone could explain this to me (examples would be great!) I'd much appreciate it.
P.S. This isn't directly related to the question, but I also get confused about the conjugation of "houd van." It seems first person singular is "houd," and there's a "houdt" somewhere that trips me up, and is plural "houden"...? I probably just missed this somewhere, but if someone could set me straight on this, too, that'd be great. :)
Basically "leuk vinden" means to like something, or in other words, to "think/find (nl: vind) something is nice/fun/enjoyable".
"houden van" can have a more affectionate meaning: "to be fond of", "to like", "to love". These would also be the words of choice when expressing your love to someone.
"Graag" is as you said used with verbs "Enjoy doing__".