men det viste sig, at hun var en bjørn.
How about "The girl appeared to be perfect."?
Absolutely! Seemed and appeared are synonymes. Translated into German erschien. Apparently DL fell into the trap of narrowing the meaning of appeared in the sense of suddenly was seen...
I also wrote that
what happened to our friend "synes"?
synes is infinitive, but syntes should work just fine .
So can synes and forekomme be used alternately? Or are there some cases where one can be use and the other cannot?
'Syntes' is past tense
Ah. Young love!
Same old story
Like German vorkommen!
Though in German, you have to say whom it seemed to - Das Mädchen kam mir vollkommen vor. Das Mädchen kam vollkommen vor seems incomplete, and Das Mädchen kam vor means "The girl appeared/played a role (e.g. in a story)".
Skinnet bedrager :) thus only "seems" :)