Quick answer
"Look like" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "parecerse a", and "sound like" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "parecer que". Learn more about the difference between "look like" and "sound like" below.
look like(
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layk
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be in appearance)
a. ser físicamente
What does her sister look like? Is she blonde like her?¿Cómo es su hermana físicamente? ¿Es rubia como ella?
2. (to resemble)
a. parecerse a
Ana looks like her mom.Ana se parece a su mamá.
b. parecer
It looked like a horse from here.Desde aquí parecía un caballo.
3. (to seem likely)
a. parecer que
It looks like Leonard is coming with us.Parece que Leonard viene con nosotros.
b. parecer
Are we spending the night here? - It looks like it.¿Vamos a pasar aquí la noche? - Eso parece.
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sound like
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to seem similar to)
a. parecer que
That sounds like a good idea, but I don't think the public is ready for that.Parece que es una buena idea, pero no creo que el público esté listo para eso.
b. sonar a que
It sounded like she was joking, but she was actually serious.Sonaba a que estuviera bromeando, pero en realidad estaba seria.
2. (to sound similar to)
a. sonar como
I heard something that sounded like screaming coming from outside.Oí algo que sonaba como gritos que venían de afuera.
b. sonar a
Something out there sounds like a lion's roar.Algo por ahí suena al rugido de un león.
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