Using Parecer As A Noun

When parecer is used as a noun, it means opinion.

¡Hola Spanish Language Lovers!

Today I read Manuela Aparicio’s wonderful post at Lenguaje Y Otras Luces entitled Expresar la opinión.  The post gives many examples of phrases that are used when giving one’s opinion.  While reading the post, I noticed a sentence where parecer is used as a noun.

Previously, I had been familiar with parecer and parecerse as verbs.  As a verb, parecer means to seem, to appear, or to look like, and parecerse means to be alike, to look alike, to appear alike.   But, today I found out that when used as a noun, parecer means opinion, decision, ideas, judgement.

Here is the sentence from Lenguaje Y Otras Luces that uses parecer in the noun form.

“Expresar la opinión es una de las múltiples posibilidades que oferece el lenguage.  Para manifestar nuestro parecer, mostrar acuerdo o desacuerdo acerca de cualquier tema es importante seguir algunas formas…” 

This post has great visual descriptions of the different forms one uses to express opinion.

If you are interested, please go to Lenguaje Y Otras Luces and read this wonderful post.

I just love finding new ways to use words (like parecer)!

¡Hasta Luego!

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