seem

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seem(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to appear)
a. parecer
The dog seems to be very comfortable on my new couch.El perro parece estar muy cómodo en mi sofá nuevo.
2. (to convey an opinion)
a. parecer
This does not seem a good idea to me.No me parece buena idea.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
impersonal verb
3. (to appear)
a. parecer
It seems it could rain any minute now.Parece que puede llover en cualquier momento.
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seem
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. parecer
to seem tiredparecer cansado(a)
do what seems besthaz lo que te parezca mejor
it seemed like a dreamparecía un sueño
it doesn't seem rightno me parece bien
I seem to have dropped your vasecreo que he tirado tu jarrón
I can't seem to get it rightno consigo que me salga bien
it seems (that)…, it would seem (that)…parece que…
it seems likely that…parece probable que…
it seems to me that…me parece que…
it seems or would seem soparece que sí
it seems or would seem notparece que no
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seem [siːm]
intransitive verb
parecer
he seems capable parece capaz; he seemed absorbed in ... parecía estar absorto en ...; he seemed to be in difficulty parecía tener dificultades; the shop seemed to be closed parecía que la tienda estaba cerrada; she seems not to want to go parece que no quiere ir; what seems to be the trouble? ¿qué pasa?; I seem to have heard that before me parece que ya me contaron eso antes; it seems that ... parece que ...; it seems you have no alternative parece que no te queda otra alternativa; it seems she's getting married por lo visto se casa
I can't seem to do it me parece imposible hacerlo
that seems like a good idea parece una buena idea
it seems not parece que no
it seems so parece que sí
so it seems así parece
there seems to be a problem parece que hay un problema
there seems to be a mistake parece que hay un error
it seems to me/him that ... me/le parece que ...
how did he seem to you? ¿qué te pareció?
to give the impression It all seems a dream to me He seemed nice enough After what seemed hours They seemed an ideal couple as if, as though, like, that It seemed as if she'd been gone for ever At several points in 1988 and 1989 \dt began to seem as though an invisible sheet of glass had been stretched over the northern hemisphere\ It's going to seem like a fortune to us It seems clear that he has no alternative There seems to be a lot of support in congress The government seems not to be troubled by the opposition There are no rules, it seems The hostility to his art arose largely, it seems, from his emphasis on racial difference so it seems it seemed like a good idea at the time to think that I seem to remember that he was a fiction writer. I seem to have heard a name like that before
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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