parecer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • Hyphenation: pa‧re‧cer

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

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:parecer.

Noun[edit]

parecer m (plural pareceres)

  1. expert opinion, advice, assessment, evaluation

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:parecer.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /paɾeˈθeɾ/, [pa.ɾeˈθeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /paɾeˈseɾ/, [pa.ɾeˈseɾ]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (impersonal) to seem, to see fit
    Me parece que...It seems to me that...
    como mejor le parezcaas you see fit; as one sees fit
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to believe
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to think
    ¿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?
  5. (reflexive) to be like, to take after, to resemble

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Noun[edit]

parecer m (plural pareceres)

  1. (archaic) appearance (used generally when a person is pretty)
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Genesis 29.17:
      Y los ojos de Lea eran tiernos, pero Rachêl era de lindo semblante y de hermoso parecer.
      Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
    Synonym: apariencia
  2. opinion
    Synonyms: opinión, idea

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