"This image looks different."
Translation:Den här bilden ser annorlunda ut.
It's not a stupid question. :)
- ser ut som [noun] = looks like [noun]
- ser [adjective] ut = looks [adjective]
- ser ut att [verb] = varies in English, but e.g. looks to be [continuous verb]
- ser ut att vara [adjective] = seems to be [adjective]
The above holds basically speaking, at least.
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No, olika requires an explicit comparison. Since the sentence doesn't specify what you're comparing it to, you can't use it. Also, olika is in plural, whereas annorlunda has the same form in singular and plural.
They're pretty easily separated and this may be too big a question to answer accurately, but I venture to say that adverbs usually go between, but objects may come after. In sentences like Hon äter upp äpplet 'She eats (all of) the apple'. we want the object to go after the particle (you can't put the particle last).