dar la impresión de ser

dar la impresión de ser(
dahr
 
lah
 
eem
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preh
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syohn
 
deh
 
sehr
)
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. (general)
a. to give the impression of being
Tú das la impresión de ser una persona muy segura de sí misma. - Lo sé, pero lo cierto es que soy bastante inseguro.You give the impression of being a very self-confident person. - I know, but the truth is that I'm quite insecure.
b. to appear to be
¿Conoces al novio de tu nieta? - Sí, y da la impresión de ser un joven muy educado.Do you know your granddaughter's boyfriend? - Yes, and he appears to be a very polite young man.
c. to look
Gracias al espejo, la habitación da la impresión de ser más grande de lo que es.Thanks to the mirror, the room looks bigger than it is.
d. to come across as being
Tu madre da la impresión de ser muy seria. - Qué va, siempre está de broma.Your mother comes across as being very serious. - Not at all. She's always joking.
e. to come on
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g., joint, john).
(slang)
Da la impresión de ser muy simpática, pero cuando la conoces bien te das cuenta de que no es así.She comes on really nice, but when you get to know her well, you realize that's not the case.
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