parecer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese parecer, from Vulgar Latin *pārescere, from Latin parēre, present active infinitive of pāreō.

Verb[edit]

parecer (first-person singular present parezo, first-person singular preterite parecín, past participle parecido)

  1. to seem, appear
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of parecer
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of parecer

Conjugation[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese parecer, from Vulgar Latin *pārescere, from Latin parēre, present active infinitive of pāreō, from Proto-Italic *pāzēō, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-s- (watch, see), s-present of *peh₂- (protect).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

parecer (first-person singular present indicative pareço, past participle parecido)

  1. (copulative or auxiliary) to seem
    Jorge parece estar feliz.George seems to be happy.
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with com) to resemble
  3. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of parecer
  4. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of parecer
  5. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of parecer
  6. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of parecer

Conjugation[edit]

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:parecer.

Noun[edit]

parecer m (plural pareceres)

  1. expert opinion, advice, assessment, evaluation

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:parecer.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pārescere, from Latin parēre, present active infinitive of pāreō, from Proto-Italic *pāzēō, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-s- (watch, see), s-present of *peh₂- (protect).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

parecer (first-person singular present parezco, first-person singular preterite parecí, past participle parecido)

  1. to seem
    Me parece que...
    It seems to me that...
  2. to believe (pronominal use)
  3. to think (pronominal use)
    ¿Qué te parece si vamos al bar?
    What do you think about going to a bar?
  4. to strike (seem, appear, make an impression)
    Te voy a mandar una cosa que escribí el otro día, para ver que te parece.
    I am going to send you something that I wrote the other day, in order to see how it strikes you.
    ¿Te parece que cambiemos el día para el martes?
    How about we change the day to Tuesday?

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

parecer m (plural pareceres)

  1. appearance
  2. opinion

Derived terms[edit]