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seem
British English: /siːm/
American English: /sim/

Translation of seem in Italian:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (give impression) he seems happy, sad
    sembra felice, triste
    he seemed disappointed
    sembrava deluso
    the statistics, experiments seem to indicate that…
    le statistiche, gli esperimenti sembrano indicare che…
    there seems to be a fault in the generator he seems to be looking for, to have lost…
    sembra che stia cercando, che abbia perso…
    it would seem so, not
    sembrerebbe così, non sembrerebbe
    the whole house seemed to shake
    sembrava che l'intera casa stesse tremando
    things seem to be a lot better between them now things are not always what they seem how does she seem today?
    come ti sembra che stia oggi?
  • 2 (have impression) See examples:it seems to me that…
    mi sembra che…
    there seem to me to be two possibilities it seems, it very much seems as if o as though
    sembra, sembra proprio che
    I seem to have done
    ho l'impressione di aver fatto
    I seem to have offended him
    ho l'impressione di averlo offeso
    I seem to have forgotten my money
    mi sembra di avere dimenticato i soldi
    I seem to remember I left it on the table
    mi sembra (di ricordare) di averlo lasciato sul tavolo
    it seems hours since we left that would seem to be the right thing to do
    sembrerebbe la cosa giusta da fare
    there doesn't seem to be any solution
    sembra che non ci siano soluzioni
    there seems to be some mistake
    sembra che ci sia qualche errore
    it seemed like a good idea at the time
    sembrava una buona idea allora
  • 3 (expressing criticism or sarcasm) See examples:he, she seems to think that…
    a quanto pare pensa che…
    they don't seem to realize that…
    non sembrano rendersi conto che…
    you seem to have forgotten this point
    sembra che tu ti sia dimenticato di questo particolare
    (from evidence)
    they haven't, it seems, reached a decision yet
    sembra che non abbiano ancora preso una decisione
    it seems that sugar is bad for you what seems to be the problem?
  • 4 (despite trying) See examples:he can't seem to do
    non sembra che riesca a fare
    I just can't seem to do
    proprio non ci riesco a fare

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