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"Parece un huevo."

Translation:It looks like an egg.

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5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Austin_Texas

I translated this as 'It seems like an egg' and was surprised to see the alternate translation, 'it looks like an egg.' Can 'parece' include all the ways that something can 'seem'? Can 'parece' mean It seems, It looks, It feels, It sounds, It smells, It tastes, As far as I can tell, As far as I know?

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25 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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Yep :)

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5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Austin_Texas

Thank you.

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5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

thank you for the question, Austin, and thank you for the answer, Luis. :-)

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15 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kooky13

so "parece un huevo" could be "it appears/seems to be an egg" ?

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5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThanKwee
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I wrote "It appears to be an egg" and that was accepted.

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewMend6

So just to clarify, it's not necessary to use "como" after "parece"? Would saying "Parece como un huevo?" be incorrect?

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

Correct. Parece como ... is not good.

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewMend6

Gracias!

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/impocta
impocta
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Why is 'it seems an egg' wrong. Is it absolutely wrong in English to leave out 'to be'?

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5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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I'd say "it seems an egg" is not natural English.

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5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatrinaKieren

I'd say it seems an egg is incorrect English.

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatrinaKieren

Although you could use that to say something else, It seems an egg has fallen to the floor.

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14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clara_Elizabeth

It sounds sort of Shakespearean, but it is definitely not modern every day English.

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4 years ago