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parecer 1

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (aparentar ser) parece mucho mayor de lo que es
    she looks much older than she is
    parece muy simpática
    she seems very nice
    pareces tonto, no te enteras de nada
    are you stupid or something? you never know what's going on
    vestida así parece una artista de cine
    she looks like a movie star dressed like that
    no pareces tú en esta foto
    this picture doesn't look like you (at all)
    it's not a good likeness of you
    es de plástico pero parece de cuero
    it's plastic but it looks like leather
  • 2parecer + infinitivo
    to seem to + infinitivo
    el problema parece no tener solución
    there appears o seems to be no solution to the problem
    there would seem to be no solution to the problem [formal]
    parece tener más habilidad de la que creímos al principio
    she seems to be o it seems she is more skillful than we thought at first
    todo parece indicar que …
    everything seems to o appears to indicate that …
    everything would seem to indicate that … [formal]
  • 3 (expresando opinión) (+ me/te/le etc) sus comentarios me parecieron muy acertados
    I thought his remarks (were) very apt
    his remarks seemed very apt to me
    elegí la que me pareció mejor
    I chose the one that I thought was the best o the one that seemed the best
    todo le parece mal
    he's never happy with anything
    ¿qué te parecieron mis primos?
    what did you think of my cousins?
    su interpretación me pareció pobrísima
    I thought o felt she gave a very poor performance
    to my mind her performance was very poor
  • 4 4.1 (en tercera persona) según parece or al parecer or a lo que parece todo marcha viento en popa
    it looks as though everything's going smoothly
    everything seems to be going smoothly
    ¿por fin se van? — así parece or parece que sí
    are they finally going? — it looks like it o it would seem so
    aunque no lo parezca, estuve limpiando toda la mañana
    it might not look like it, but I spent the whole morning cleaning
    ¿le gusta? — parece que no
    does he like it? — apparently not
    parece que no, pero cansa muchísimo
    you wouldn't think so, but it's very tiring
    4.2 (+ me/te/le etc) hazlo como mejor te parezca or como te parezca mejor
    do it however o as you think best
    como a usted le parezca
    whatever you think best
    creo que deberíamos invitarlos — ¿te parece?
    I think we ought to invite them — do you think so?
    vamos a la playa ¿te parece?
    let's go to the beach, would you like to?
    do you fancy going to the beach? (British English) [colloquial]
    podemos reunirnos mañana, si te parece bien
    we could meet up tomorrow if that's alright o OK with you o if that suits you
    ¿habrán entendido? — me parece que sí
    do you think they understood? — I think so
    creo que así está bien ¿a ti qué te parece?
    I think it's alright like that, what do you think?
    I think it's alright like that, what do you reckon? [colloquial]
  • 5 5.1 (en tercera persona) parecer que + indicativoparece que va a llover parece que fue ayer parece (ser) que tiene razón
    she appears to be right
    it seems she's right
    parece (ser) que ha habido un malentendido
    there appears to have been o it seems there has been a misunderstanding
    parecería que ahora están dipuestos a negociar
    it would seem that they are now ready to negotiate
    5.2 (+ me/te/le etc) me/nos parece que tiene razón
    I/we think she's right
    me pareció que no era necesario llamarlo
    I didn't think it necessary to phone him
    ¿te parece que estas son horas de llegar a casa?
    what do you mean by coming home at this time?
    what sort of time is this to be coming home?
  • 6 (en tercera persona) 6.1 (+ subjuntivo) parece increíble que hayan sobrevivido el accidente
    it seems incredible that they survived the accident
    parece mentira que ya tenga 20 años
    it's hard to believe o I can't believe o it seems incredible that she's 20 already
    (+ me/te/le etc) me parece difícil que venga
    I think it's unlikely she'll come
    me parece raro que no te lo haya comentado
    it seems odd o I find it odd o I think it's odd that he hasn't mentioned it to you
    me parece importante que ella esté presente
    I think it's important that she (should) be here
    6.2 (+ infinitivo) (+ me/te/le etc) me parece importante dejar esto claro
    I think it's important to make this clear
    ¿te parece bonito contestarle así a tu madre?
    is that any way to speak to your mother?
  • 7 (en tercera persona) 7.1parecer que + subjuntivo imperfectoparece que para él no pasaran los años
    he never seems to get any older
    tiene 40 años — parece que tuviera muchos menos
    she's 40 — she looks much younger o you'd think she was much younger
    7.2no parecer que + subjuntivono parecía que la situación fuera a cambiar
    it didn't look as though the situation was going to change
    no parece que le haya hecho mucha gracia la idea
    it doesn't look as though he liked the idea much
    he doesn't seem to have been very taken with the idea
    (+ me/te/le etc) no me parece que esté tan mal
    I don't think it's that bad

also: parecerse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (asemejarse)parecerse a alguien/algo
    (en lo físico) to look like somebody/something
    to be like somebody/something
    (en el carácter) to be like somebody/something
    esa casa se parece bastante a la nuestra
    that house is rather like ours o fairly similar to ours
    no son millonarios ni nada que se le parezca
    they're not millionaires, not by any means
    they're not millionaires, not by a long shot (American English) o (British English) chalk [colloquial]
    quien a los suyos se parece en nada los desmerece
    like breeds like
  • 2 (recíproco)
    to be alike
    no se parecen en nada
    they're not/they don't look in the least bit alike
    estos cuadros se parecen mucho
    these pictures are very similar
Example sentences
  • Sí, en donde estamos ahora parece imposible pero es verdad.
  • Me pareció una persona amable y en adelante conservamos una buena amistad”.
  • Los hechos parecen indicar hasta ahora un montaje, una patraña.
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parecer 2

sustantivo masculino

Example sentences
  • Y que un parecer en torno a la actual situación jurídica del colombiano pudiera producirse en los próximos días.
  • Esperemos que la justicia se pronuncie y pronto, salvo mejor parecer.
  • Pero esas decisiones son muy amañadas, salvo mejor parecer.
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