Aparentar in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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transitive verb
1. to look, to seem (parecer)
  • no aparenta más de treinta she doesn't look more than thirty
2. to feign (fingir)
  • aparentó estar enfadado he pretended to be angry, he feigned anger
intransitive verb
3. to show off (presumir)
  • viste así sólo para aparentar she just dresses like that to show off
transitive verb
1 (parecer) to look
no aparenta su edad o sus años she doesn't look her age; aparenta menos años de los que tiene he looks younger than he is; aparenta ser más joven de lo que es he looks younger than he is
2 (fingir) [+interés, sorpresa, indiferencia] to feign
aparentó ignorancia de su obra she feigned ignorance of his work; she pretended not to know his work; aparenta estar estudiando he pretends to be studying
aparentaba estar trabajando aparenta tener mucha confianza
tendrás que aparentar que te encanta you'll have to pretend you love it
aparentar hacer algo
intransitive verb
to show off
le gusta mucho aparentar he really likes showing off
Verb Conjugations for aparentar
Gerund: aparentando
Participle: aparentado
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