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"Outwardly" is an adverb which is often translated as "aparentemente", and "apparently" is an adverb which is often translated as "al parecer". Learn more about the difference between "outwardly" and "apparently" below.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. aparentemente
The city doesn't outwardly seem like much, but there's an incredible underground art scene.La ciudad aparentemente no tiene mucho encanto, pero hay un ambiente increíble de arte underground.
b. en apariencia
Diego was outwardly very courteous to Adan, but he still held some resentment.Diego era muy cortés con Adán en apariencia, pero aún le guardaba rencor.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (as far as one knows)
a. al parecer
Why are Sarah and Fred arguing? - Apparently, he bumped her car.¿Por qué discuten Sarah y Fred? - Al parecer, él chocó su carro.
b. por lo visto
It's going to rain soon, apparently.Por lo visto, va a empezar a llover pronto.
c. según parece
Apparently, inflation will rise two percent in the next quarter.Según parece, la inflación aumentará un dos por ciento el próximo trimestre.
2. (as far as one can see)
a. aparentemente
These passports are apparently identical, but one of them is fake.Estos pasaportes son aparentemente idénticos, pero uno es falso.
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