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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 32 Different uses of the Spanish verb Parecer/Parecerse Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

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Hoy vamos a practicar los diferentes usos del verbo Parecer/Parecerse. Today we will see the different uses of the Spanish verb Parecer/Parecerse.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

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Intermediate theory video lesson 32

1. First, please tell me what these Spanish sentences using Paracer/Paracerse mean:

Pareces enfadado. ¿Qué te pasa?
Te pareces mucho a Susana.
Parece que Sonia va a llegar tarde.
Me parece genial que vengas con nosotros.
¿Qué te parece este libro?
Ana y su hermano se parecen mucho.
Me parece bien que vayamos al cine.
Lisa y Marta son hermanas pero no se parecen en nada.
Pareces extranjero. ¿De dónde eres?
No me parezco a mi madre.

2. Next, please translate the following sentences from English to Spanish:

What do you think if we go to the beach? (group/friendly)
My brothers look very alike.
What do you think if we watch a movie?(one person/friendly)
You seem bored.
I don´t look like my brothers.
Sara seems tired.
I think it is awful that you smoke here.
What do you think about my clothes?
Sonia and Alba look very alike.
You don´t look like your father.

3. Please tell me if the next sentences use the verb Parecer/Parecerse correctly:

Me parece mucho a mi padre.
Parece que va a llover.
Te pareces a mí.
Me parezco genial que vengas con nosotros
¿Parece bien que vayamos al cine?
Esta película me parece muy aburrida.
¿Qué te parece si vamos a comer a un restaurante?
Te pareces a tu prima.
No pareces nada a tu hermana.
Me pareces muy bien que estudies español.

This is all for today´s lesson.

As you can see, Parecer/Parecerse is a verb with a few different meanings and uses, which are similar, but slightly different. So make sure you are precise using the pronouns before the verb when needed and using the right endings. As always, the more you practice, the easier it gets.

¡Hasta pronto!

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Answers:

1.
You seem angry. What is wrong?
You look a lot like Susana.
It looks like Sonia is going to be late.
I think it is great that you are coming with us.
What do you think about this book?
Ana and her brother look very alike.
I think it is fine that we are going to the cinema.
Lisa and Marta are sisters but they don´t look alike at all.
You look like a foreigner. Where are you from?
I don´t look like my father.

2.
¿Qué os parece que vayamos a la playa?
Mis hermanos se parecen mucho.
¿Qué te parece que veamos una película?
Pareces aburrido.
No me parezco a mis hermanos.
Sara parece cansada.
Me parece fatal que fumes aquí.
¿Qué te parece mi ropa?
Sonia y Alba se parecen mucho.
No te pareces a tu padre.

3.
Incorrect (Me parezco mucho a mi padre).
Correct.
Correct.
Incorrect (Me parece genial que vengas con nosotros).
Incorrect (¿Te parece bien que vayamos al cine?).
Correct.
Correct.
Correct.
Incorrect (No te pareces nada a tu hermana).
Incorrect (Me parece muy bien que estudies español).

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