Translation of seem in Spanish:
- 1 (give impression) she seems friendlyyou don't seem very sure/happyparece simpáticathings aren't always what they seem it certainly seems that wayno pareces (estar) muy seguro/contentoI thought he seemed a total idioteso parece or así parece, por ciertoyou seem a completely different personme pareció un verdadero imbécilyou must do what seems bestno pareces el mismostrange as it may seemdebes hacer lo que mejor te parezcato seem to +por raro que parezcaaunque no lo parezca
infinitiveshe seems to like youhe didn't seem to be expecting usparece que le caes bienyou seem to find it very amusing!me dio la impresión de que no nos esperabashe seems not o doesn't seem to have noticed¡por lo visto a ti te hace mucha gracia!it seems (that) they were worriedno parece haberse dado cuentait now seems certain that …parece (ser) que estaban preocupadosit seems as if o as though they're readyahora parece seguro que …so it seems, so it would seemparece (ser) que están listosit seems noteso pareceasí pareceto seem like somethingwe waited for what seemed like an eternityparece que nothat seems like a good ideaesperamos lo que nos pareció una eternidadit seems like years since I saw youesa me parece una buena ideaare they having a good time? — (it) seems like itparece que hiciera años que no te veohe seems very like his father¿lo están pasando bien? — eso parece or así parecese parece mucho a su padreExample sentences
- Nobody else seems very interested, but I think it looks great!
- Nobody else seems to notice, except perhaps Barry, who simply wants to be left alone.
- Therefore, it seems somehow a bit excessive to single him out for this sort of treatment.
- 2 2.1 (get impression)to seem to +
infinitiveI seemed to hear voices in the kitchenI seem to remember that you …me pareció oír voces en la cocinaI seem to have been here beforecreo recordar que tú …2.2 (in somebody's opinion) it seems to me/him/them that …me da la impresión de que he estado aquí antesit doesn't seem right to meme/le/les parece que …it may seem silly to you, but …a mí no me parece bienhow does it seem to you?a tí te parecerá una tontería, pero …2.3 (toning down statement) there would seem to be no alternative¿a ti que te parece?we seem to be lostparece que or al parecer or según parece, no queda otra alternativaI can't seem to remember where I put itparece (ser) que nos hemos perdidothey don't seem to be hereno logro acordarme de dónde lo puseit seems to be closedno parecen estar aquíparece que no están aquíwhat seems to be the trouble?parece que está cerradoveamos ¿de qué se trata?Example sentences
- Superficially it would seem to have very little to do with an historic attack on Greece over a millennium before!
- On the basis of this evidence, it would seem that the battle against it is lost!
- More weight is given to politics than poetry, history or writing, it would seem.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.