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!

Parecer vs Parecerse

I have always found reflexive, pronominal, and reciprocal verbs challenging to understand and use. An example of a verb that has both a pronominal and non-pronominal form is parecer.  Parecer means to appear, to seem, to look.  The pronominal form of the verb – parecerse – means to appear alike, to seem alike, to look alike.  Notice the use of the pronominal and non-pronminal forms of these verbs in the following sentences:

pareces cansado.

Tú pareces cansado.

Samuel se parece a Simón.

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Samuel se parece a Simón.

I have created a booklet of handouts and worksheets to practice the use of reflexive, pronominal, and reciprocal verbs which is available at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Here is a sample of the booklet.