parecer


parecer
m.
1 opinion.
cambiar de parecer to change one's mind
2 appearance.
v.
1 to look like.
parece un palacio it looks like a palace
parecía un sueño it was like a dream
Ella parece un payaso She looks like a clown.
2 to look, to seem.
pareces cansado you look o seem tired
es alemán, pero no lo parece he's German, but he doesn't look it
¡pareces bobo! are you stupid, or what?
Ella parece cansada She seems tired.
3 to seem to, to appear to.
Ella parece creer lo contrario She seems to believe the opposite.
Le parece sentir algo She seems to feel something.
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parecer
Conjugation model [AGRADECER], like {{link=agradecer}}agradecer
nombre masculino
1 (opinión) opinion, mind
¿has cambiado de parecer? have you changed your mind?
verbo intransitivo
1 to seem, look (like)
parece fácil it seems easy, it looks easy
parece de verdad it looks real
parece un oso it looks like a bear
2 (opinar) to think
me parece que sí I think so
¿qué te parece? what do you think?
3 (Used only in the 3rd pers, it does not take a subject ) (aparentar) to look as if
parece que va a llover it looks as if it's going to rain
verbo pronominal parecerse
1 to be alike, look like
se parecen mucho they're very much alike
el pequeño se parece mucho a su padre the little one looks just like his father
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FRASEOLOGÍA
a lo que parece apparently
al parecer apparently
parecer bien to seem right
parecer mal to seem wrong
¡parece mentira! I can't believe it!
según parece apparently
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1. noun m.
1) opinion, view
2) appearance
2. verb
1) to seem
2) look
3) appear
4) think
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1. SM
1) (=opinión) opinion, view

a mi parecer — in my opinion o view

somos del mismo parecer — we are of the same opinion o view

cambiar o mudar de parecer — to change one's mind

2) (=aspecto)

de buen parecer — good-looking, handsome

de mal parecer — unattractive

2. VI
1) [uso copulativo]
a) [por el aspecto] + adj to look; + sustantivo to look like

esos zapatos no parecen muy cómodos — those shoes don't look very comfortable

pareces más joven — you look younger

parece una modelo — she looks like a model

¡pareces una reina! — you look like a queen!

una casa que parece un palacio — a house that looks like a palace

parece una foca — * she's huge o enormous *

estos guantes parecen de seda — these gloves feel like silk

b) (=por el carácter, el comportamiento) to seem

parece muy afectado por la noticia — he seems very upset by the news

parecía una persona muy amable — she seemed very nice

desde que se divorció no parece la misma — since she got divorced she seems a different person

2) [uso impersonal] (=dar la impresión de) to seem

todo parecía indicar que estaba interesado — everything seemed to point towards him being interested

aunque no lo parezca — surprising though it may seem o más frm appear

así parece — so it seems o más frm appears

al parecer, a lo que parece — apparently, seemingly

parece como si + subjun

parece como si quisiera ocultar algo — it's as if he were trying to hide something

en mi sueño parecía como si volara — in my dream it was as if I was flying

parece que + indic

parece que va a llover — it looks as though o as if it's going to rain, it looks like rain

parece que fue ayer — it seems only yesterday

parece que huele a gas — I think I can smell gas

según parece — apparently, seemingly

parece ser que + indic

parece ser que van a aumentar las temperaturas — it seems o más frm appears (that) it's going to get warmer

parece ser que ha habido algún problema — it seems o más frm appears (that) there has been a problem

3) [indicando opinión]

parecerle a algn: ¿qué os pareció la película? — what did you think of the film?

¿no te parece extraño que no haya llamado? — don't you think it's strange that she hasn't called?

me parece bien que vayas — I think it's a good idea for you to go

te llamaré luego, si te parece bien — I'll phone you later, if that's all right with o by you

¡me parece muy mal! — I think it's shocking!

si a usted no le parece mal — if you don't mind

me parece mentira que haya pasado tanto tiempo — I can't believe it has been so long

podríamos ir al cine si te parece — we could go to the cinema if you like

vamos a la piscina, ¿te parece? — what do you say we go to the swimming pool?, what about going to the swimming pool?

como te parezca — as you wish

parecer que, me parece que se está haciendo tarde — it's getting rather late, I think

me parece que sí — I think so

me parece que no — I don't think so

¿te parece que está bien no acudir a una cita? — do you think it's acceptable not to turn up for an appointment?

4) (=aparecer) to appear; [objeto perdido] to turn up

pareció el sol entre las nubes — the sun appeared through the clouds

ya parecieron los guantes — the gloves have turned up

¡ya pareció aquello! — so that was it!

3.
See:
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I 1.
verbo intransitivo
1) (aparentar ser)

parece mayor de lo que es — she looks older than she is

parece fácil — it looks easy

parecen simpáticos — they seem nice

pareces tonto — are you stupid or something?

no pareces tú en esta foto — this picture doesn't look like you (at all)

parecía de cuero — it looked like leather

parecer + INF — to seem to + inf

todo parece indicar que ... — everything appears o seems o (frml) would seem to indicate that ...

parece ser muy inteligente — she seems to be very clever

2) (expresando opinión) (+ me/te/le etc)

su comentario me pareció muy acertado — I thought his remark (was) very apt

todo le parece mal — he's never happy with anything

¿qué te parecieron? — what did you think of them?

deberíamos invitarlos - ¿te parece? — we ought to invite them - do you think so?

vamos a la playa ¿te parece? — what do you think, shall we go to the beach?

podemos reunirnos si te parece bien — we could meet up if that's alright with you

me parece que sí — I think so

¿a ti qué te parece? — what do you think?

me parece importante mencionarlo — I think it's important to mention it

¿te parece bonito contestarme así? — is that any way to speak to me?

me/nos parece que tiene razón — I/we think she's right

me pareció que no era necesario — I didn't think it necessary

¿te parece que éstas son horas de llegar? — what time do you call this?

hazlo como mejor te parezca — do it however o as you think best; (+ subj)

me parece mal que vaya sola — I don't think it's right that she should go on her own

me parece raro que ... — it seems odd o I find it odd that ...

me parece importante que ella esté presente — I think it's important that she (should) be here

3) (haber indicios, señales) (en 3a pers)

según parece or al parecer todo va bien — it looks as though everything's going well, everything seems to be going well

así parece or parece que sí — it looks like it o it would seem so

aunque no lo parezca, está limpio — it might not look like it, but it's clean

¿le gusta? - parece que no — does he like it? - apparently not

parece que no, pero cansa — you wouldn't think so, but it's tiring

parece que va a llover — it looks like (it's going to) rain

parece que fue ayer — it seems like only yesterday

parece (ser) que tiene razón — she appears to be right, it seems she's right

parecería que ... — it would seem that ...; (+ subj)

parece increíble que hayan sobrevivido — it seems incredible that they survived

parece mentira que tenga 20 años — it's hard to believe o I can't believe that he's 20

parece que para él no pasaran los años — he never seems to get any older

parece que fuera mas joven — you'd think she was much younger

no parece que le haya gustado — lt doesn't look as if he liked it

2.
parecerse v pron
a) (asemejarse)

parecerse A alguien/algo — (en lo físico) to look o to be like somebody/something; (en el carácter) to be like somebody/something

no son ricos ni nada que se le parezca — they're not wealthy, not by any means

b) (recípr) to be alike

no se parecen en nada — they're not/they don't look in the least bit alike

se parecen mucho — they are very similar

II
masculino
a) (opinión) opinion

a mi parecer — in my opinion

son del mismo parecer — they're of the same opinion

soy del parecer de que ... — I believe o (frml) I am of the opinion that ...

ello me hizo cambiar de parecer — it made me change my mind

b)

de buen parecer — (ant) handsome

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verbo intransitivo
1) (aparentar ser)

parece mayor de lo que es — she looks older than she is

parece fácil — it looks easy

parecen simpáticos — they seem nice

pareces tonto — are you stupid or something?

no pareces tú en esta foto — this picture doesn't look like you (at all)

parecía de cuero — it looked like leather

parecer + INF — to seem to + inf

todo parece indicar que ... — everything appears o seems o (frml) would seem to indicate that ...

parece ser muy inteligente — she seems to be very clever

2) (expresando opinión) (+ me/te/le etc)

su comentario me pareció muy acertado — I thought his remark (was) very apt

todo le parece mal — he's never happy with anything

¿qué te parecieron? — what did you think of them?

deberíamos invitarlos - ¿te parece? — we ought to invite them - do you think so?

vamos a la playa ¿te parece? — what do you think, shall we go to the beach?

podemos reunirnos si te parece bien — we could meet up if that's alright with you

me parece que sí — I think so

¿a ti qué te parece? — what do you think?

me parece importante mencionarlo — I think it's important to mention it

¿te parece bonito contestarme así? — is that any way to speak to me?

me/nos parece que tiene razón — I/we think she's right

me pareció que no era necesario — I didn't think it necessary

¿te parece que éstas son horas de llegar? — what time do you call this?

hazlo como mejor te parezca — do it however o as you think best; (+ subj)

me parece mal que vaya sola — I don't think it's right that she should go on her own

me parece raro que ... — it seems odd o I find it odd that ...

me parece importante que ella esté presente — I think it's important that she (should) be here

3) (haber indicios, señales) (en 3a pers)

según parece or al parecer todo va bien — it looks as though everything's going well, everything seems to be going well

así parece or parece que sí — it looks like it o it would seem so

aunque no lo parezca, está limpio — it might not look like it, but it's clean

¿le gusta? - parece que no — does he like it? - apparently not

parece que no, pero cansa — you wouldn't think so, but it's tiring

parece que va a llover — it looks like (it's going to) rain

parece que fue ayer — it seems like only yesterday

parece (ser) que tiene razón — she appears to be right, it seems she's right

parecería que ... — it would seem that ...; (+ subj)

parece increíble que hayan sobrevivido — it seems incredible that they survived

parece mentira que tenga 20 años — it's hard to believe o I can't believe that he's 20

parece que para él no pasaran los años — he never seems to get any older

parece que fuera mas joven — you'd think she was much younger

no parece que le haya gustado — lt doesn't look as if he liked it

2.
parecerse v pron
a) (asemejarse)

parecerse A alguien/algo — (en lo físico) to look o to be like somebody/something; (en el carácter) to be like somebody/something

no son ricos ni nada que se le parezca — they're not wealthy, not by any means

b) (recípr) to be alike

no se parecen en nada — they're not/they don't look in the least bit alike

se parecen mucho — they are very similar

II
masculino
a) (opinión) opinion

a mi parecer — in my opinion

son del mismo parecer — they're of the same opinion

soy del parecer de que ... — I believe o (frml) I am of the opinion that ...

ello me hizo cambiar de parecer — it made me change my mind

b)

de buen parecer — (ant) handsome

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parecer1
1 = view.

Ex: There is an alternative method for the design of subject retrieval devices, and that is to build languages or schemes which depend upon some theoretical views about the nature and structure of knowledge.

* a mi parecer = to my mind, in my books.
* cambiar de parecer = change + Posesivo + mind, change + Posesivo + tune.
* cambiar de parecer a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
* cambio de parecer = change of heart, change of mind.
* de acuerdo con + Posesivo + parecer = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
* de pareceres similares = like-minded.
* es mi parecer = my two cents' worth.
* mi parecer = my two cents' worth.
* según + Posesivo + parecer = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.

parecer2
2 = loom, seem, sound (like), sound + like, strike + Pronombre Personal, look, smack of, come off as.

Ex: The problem of their citation looms less significantly in abstracting and indexing products than that of the citation of periodical articles.

Ex: For this scheme it would seem sensible to order the foci within each facet differently according to the nature of the facet.
Ex: Limitless flexibility sounds to be the answer but it is, of course, impossibly expensive and unacceptable aesthetically.
Ex: 'I hope this doesn't sound like an off-the-wall remark but have you ever heard of or read anything about the so called mid-life crisis?'.
Ex: 'You commented earlier,' she said ingenuously, aloud, 'that Kass didn't strike you as the union type'.
Ex: An architectural rendering is a pictorial representation of a building intended to show, before it has been built, how the building will look when completed.
Ex: This opinion bothers me on two counts, one because it smacks of exploitation and, two, because a fair number of the world's leaders, for better or worse, were remarkably successful as leaders in spite of less than outstanding academic records.
Ex: I love the content of this discussion, and hope that my comments don't come off as negative.
* al parecer = apparently, apparently, it seems that..., supposedly, allegedly, it appeared that....
* aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
* aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
* aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
* aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
* es lo que a mí me parece = my two cents' worth.
* ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido = victory from the jaws of defeat.
* hacer parecer = make + seem, make + Nombre + out to be.
* hacer parecer pequeño = dwarf.
* las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
* las cosas son más complicadas de lo que parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
* más complejo de lo que parece = more than meets the eye.
* más complicado de lo que parece = more than meets the eye.
* no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
* no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
* no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
* no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
* o algo parecido = in the way of.
* o eso parece = or so it seems.
* parece como = appear + as though.
* parece que... = it seems that....
* parecer + Adjetivo = appear + Adjetivo.
* parecer atractivo = look + attractive.
* parecer bien = be all right with + Persona.
* parecer bueno = look + good.
* parecer contradictorio = appear + contradictory.
* parecer debatible = look + debatable.
* parecer en peligro = appear + in jeopardy.
* parecer estar = appear + to be.
* parecer increíble = beggar + belief.
* parecer loco = sound + crazy.
* parecer lógico = make + sense.
* parecer + merecer la pena + Infinitivo = seem + worth + Gerundio.
* parecer + Nombre = seem + like + Nombre.
* parecer probable = seem + likely.
* parecer prometedor = look + promising, show + promise.
* parecer raro = sound + odd.
* parecerse = bear + similarity, look + alike, take after.
* parecerse a = look like, resemble.
* parecer ser = appear + to be.
* parecer una eternidad = seem like + an eternity.
* parecer una locura = sound + crazy.
* parecer una probabilidad = loom up + a possibility.
* parece tener poco sentido que = there + seem + little point in.
* por muy difícil que parezca = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
* por muy extraño que parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
* por muy increíble que parezca = incredible though it may seem, incredibly, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
* por muy mentira que parezca = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, strangely enough, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
* por muy raro que parezca = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* que parece dudoso = dubious-sounding.
* que parece sospechoso = dubious-sounding.
* qué te parece que... = what about....
* según parece = apparently, apparently, by the looks of it.
* ser lo más parecido a = be as close as we come to.
* ser parecido a = be close to.
* si se parece a un pato, anda como un pato y grazna como un pato, entonces es = If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.
* tan sorprendente como pueda parecer = as amazing as it seems.

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parecer1 [E3 ]
vi
A
(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
B parecer + INF to seem to + INF
el problema parece no tener solución there appears o seems o (frml) would seem to be no solution to the problem
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 o (frml) would seem to indicate that …
C (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
D
1 (en tercera persona):
según parece or al pareceror 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
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? (BrE colloq)
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? o (colloq) what do you reckon?
E
1 (en tercera persona) parecer QUE + INDIC:
parece que va a llover it looks like (it's going to) rain
parece que fue ayer it seems like only yesterday
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
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 éstas 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?
F (en tercera persona)
1 (+ subj):
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
2 (+ inf), (+ 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?
G (en tercera persona)
1 parecer QUE + IMPERF SUBJ:
parece 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
2 no parecer QUE + SUBJ:
no 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
parecerse
v pron
1 (asemejarse) parecerse A algn/algo (en lo físico) to look like sb/sth, to be like sb/sth; (en el carácter) to be like sb/sth
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 o (colloq) not by a long shot (AmE) o (BrE) chalk
quien a los suyos se parece en nada los desmerece like breeds like
2 (recípr) 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
parecer2
masculine
1 (opinión) opinion
a mi parecer in my opinion
son del mismo parecer they're of the same opinion
es del parecer de que el asunto debería reconsiderarse she believes o she is of the opinion that the matter should be reconsidered (frml)
ello me hizo cambiar de parecer it made me change my mind
2
de buen parecer (ant); handsome
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parecer 1 (conjugate parecer) verbo intransitivo
1 (aparentar ser):
parece fácil it looks easy;

no pareces tú en esta foto this picture doesn't look like you (at all);
parecía de cuero it looked like leather;
parece ser muy inteligente she seems to be very clever
2 (expresando opinión) (+ me/te/le etc):
todo le parece mal he's never happy with anything;

¿qué te parecieron? what did you think of them?;
vamos a la playa ¿te parece? what do you think, shall we go to the beach?;
si te parece bien if that's alright with you;
me parece que sí I think so;
¿a ti qué te parece? what do you think?;
me parece importante I think it's important;
me pareció que no era necesario I didn't think it necessary;
hazlo como mejor te parezca do it however o as you think best;
me parece mal que vaya sola I don't think it's right that she should go on her own
3 (dar la impresión) (en 3a pers): así parece or parece que sí it looks like it;
aunque no lo parezca, está limpio it might not look like it, but it's clean;

parece que va a llover it looks like (it's going to) rain;
parece que fue ayer it seems like only yesterday;
parece mentira que tenga 20 años it's hard to believe o I can't believe that he's 20;
parece que fuera más joven you'd think she was much younger
parecerse verbo pronominal
a) (asemejarse) parecerse A algn/algo (en lo físico) to look o to be like sb/sth;

(en el carácter) to be like sb/sth
b) (recípr) to be alike;

no se parecen en nada they're not/they don't look in the least bit alike;

se parecen mucho they are very similar
parecer 2 sustantivo masculino (opinión) opinion;
a mi parecer in my opinion;

son del mismo parecer they're of the same opinion
parecer 1 sustantivo masculino
1 (juicio, opinión) opinion
cambiar de parecer, to change one's mind
2 frml (aspecto, presencia) appearance
parecer 2 verbo intransitivo
1 (tener un parecido) to look like: pareces una reina, you look like a queen
(tener un aspecto) to look: pareces agotado, you look exhausted
2 (causar una impresión) to seem: parecía tener prisa, he seemed to be in a hurry
su intención parece buena, his intention seems good
3 (al emitir un juicio) le pareces un engreído, he thinks you are a bighead
me parece inoportuno, it seems very ill-timed to me
¿qué te parece si vamos al cine?, what about going to the cinema?
4 (uso impersonal) parece que va a haber tormenta, it looks as if there's going to be a storm
no parece que le importe, it doesn't seem to bother him

'parecer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
al
- aparentar
- emitir
- encontrar
- juicio
- mentira
- ver
- vista
- visto
- dar
- envejecer
- latir
- muñeca
- sonar
- tincar
English:
appear
- change
- cuff
- dwarf
- evidently
- feel
- look
- seem
- seemingly
- sound
- strike
- view
- apparently
- mind
- opinion
- suggestive
- tune
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parecer
nm
1. [opinión] opinion;
somos de igual o [m5]del mismo parecer we are of the same opinion;
a mi/nuestro/etc[m5]. parecer in my/our/etc opinion;
cambiar de parecer to change one's mind
2. [apariencia]
de buen parecer good-looking
vi
[semejar] to look like;
parece un palacio it looks like a palace;
parecía un sueño it was like a dream
v copulativo
to look, to seem;
pareces cansado you look o seem tired;
en la tele parece más joven she looks younger on the TV;
el casero parece buena persona the landlord seems nice o seems like a nice person;
parece de metal it looks like it's made of metal;
es alemán, pero no lo parece he's German, but he doesn't look it;
¡pareces bobo! are you stupid, or what?
v impersonal
1. [indica opinión]
me parece que… I think that…, it seems to me that…;
me parece que viven juntos I think o believe they live together;
me parece que no voy a aprobar I don't think I'm going to pass;
me parece que sí/no I think/don't think so;
el examen me pareció bastante complicado I found the exam rather difficult, I thought the exam was rather difficult;
no me pareció interesante I didn't find it interesting, I didn't think it was interesting;
¿qué te parece mi vestido? what do you think of my dress?;
¿qué te parece si vamos a mi casa? why don't we go to my place?, what do you say we go to my place?;
¿qué te parece la idea? – me parece bien/mal what do you think of the idea? – it seems OK to me/I don't think much of it;
nada le parece bien she's never happy with anything;
todo le parece bien he always says yes to everything;
no me parece bien que llegues tan tarde I'm not pleased about you arriving so late;
me parece mal que se experimente con animales I don't agree with experiments on animals;
no me parece mal que venga I don't see anything wrong with her coming;
haz lo que te parezca [lo que quieras] do what you like;
haz lo que te parezca mejor do as you see fit, do what you think best;
parece mentira que todavía no haya dimitido it's incredible that he hasn't resigned yet;
es bastante caro, ¿no te parece? it's rather expensive, don't you think?;
si te parece (bien) quedamos el lunes we can meet on Monday, if that's all right by you;
podemos comer fuera, ¿te parece? why don't we go out for a meal?, what do you say we go out for a meal?;
¿te parece bonito lo que has hecho? are you pleased with yourself o satisfied now?
2. [tener aspecto de]
parece que va a llover it looks like (it's going to) rain;
parece que le gusta it looks as if o it seems (that) she likes it;
no parece que le guste he doesn't seem to like it, it seems (that) he doesn't like it;
parece (ser) que hay un pequeño malentendido there seems to be a small misunderstanding, it seems (like) there's a small misunderstanding;
ahora parece (ser) que quieren echarse atrás it now seems they want to pull out;
a lo que parece, al parecer apparently;
tienen mucho dinero, aunque no lo parezca it may not seem like it, but they've got a lot of money;
eso parece so it seems;
parece como si estuviéramos en invierno it's as if it was still winter;
parece que fue ayer cuando nos conocimos it seems like only yesterday that we met;
¿lo ha hecho? – parece que sí has she done it? – it seems so o it seems she has;
¿te han invitado? – parece que no have they invited you? – it seems not o it doesn't seem so;
parece que no, pero se tarda en llegar hasta aquí you'd be surprised how long it takes you to get here;
según parece apparently
See also the pronominal verb parecerse
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parecer
I m opinion, view;
al parecer apparently;
de buen parecer well-dressed;
dar su parecer give one’s opinion
II v/i seem, look;
me parece que I think (that), it seems to me that;
me parece bien it seems fine to me;
¿qué te parece? what do you think?;
si a usted le parece if you’re agreeable, if it suits you;
parece que va a llover it looks like rain, it looks like it’s going to rain
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parecer {53} vi
1) : to seem, to look, to appear to be
parece bien fácil: it looks very easy
así parece: so it seems
pareces una princesa: you look like a princess
2) : to think, to have an opinion
me parece que sí: I think so
3) : to like, to be in agreement
si te parece: if you like, if it's all right with you
See also the reflexive verb parecerse
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parecer vb
1. (tener el aspecto) to look
pareces más alta you look taller
pareces cansada you look tired
Con un nombre se dice look like
con ese vestido pareces una princesa you look like a princess in that dress
2. (dar la impresión) to seem
el trabajo parecía fácil the work seemed easy
parece simpática she seems friendly
3. (opinar) to think [pt. & pp. thought]
me parece que he suspendido I think I've failed
¿qué te parece? what do you think?
4. (uso impersonal) to look / to seem
parece que no estás convencido you don't seem convinced
parece que ya se han marchado it looks as if they've gone
al parecer apparently
según parece apparently

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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