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"Be seen" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ser visto", and "known" is an adjective which is often translated as "conocido". Learn more about the difference between "be seen" and "known" below.
be seen
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (appear)
a. ser visto
I can't be seen in public with people like that.No puedo ser visto en público con personas así.
2. (to be deemed)
a. considerarse
If you don't say please and thank you, it's seen as disrespectful.Si no dices por favor y gracias, se considera una falta de respeto.
b. verse
Don't you think a request like that could be seen as unreasonable?¿No te parece que pedir una cosa así se podría ver como excesivo?
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known(
non
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (understood by everyone)
a. conocido
Other universes may exist, so Miss Universe should be called Miss Known Universe.Tal vez existan otros universos, así que Miss Universo debería llamarse Miss Universo Conocido.
2. (recognized by all)
a. reconocido
The singer Jimmy Shark is known for his hit "Shark Attack."El cantante Jimmy Shark es reconocido por su éxito "Ataque de tiburón".
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