Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday November 2, 2013

parecer, verb:
to think

We’ve already seen parecer used in the structure me parece que ... to mean I think:

Me parece que no va a venir.
I don’t think he’s going to come.

You also often use parecer with a noun subject or with an adjective:

Me parece una idea estupenda.
I think it’s a great idea.

Le parece muy interesante.
He thinks it’s very interesting.

To ask someone’s opinion of something, parecer is a good verb to use:

¿Qué te pareció el nuevo equipo?
What did you think of the new team?

¿Qué te parece su última película?
What do you think of his latest film?

And to make a suggestion, you can use the same structure - ¿Qué te parece? - followed by si (if):

¿Qué te parece si vamos al cine esta tarde?
How about going to the movies this evening?

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