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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “seem”

seem

verb [I + adv/prep, L]     /siːm/
to give the effect of being; to be judged to be
似乎;仿佛
He's 16, but he often seems (to be) younger.
他16岁了,但往往看起来要小些。
The children seemed (as if/as though/like they were) tired.
孩子们好像累了。
I suspect his claims are not all they seem - he tends to exaggerate.
我怀疑他的断言并不都属实——他往往夸大其词。
Things are seldom as/how/what they seem.
事情很少表里一致。
[+ to infinitive] I seem to know more about him than anyone else.
我似乎比其他人更了解他。
They seem to be taking a long time to decide.
他们好像需要很长的时间才能作出决定。
[+ (that)] It seems (that) she can't come.
她好像来不了了。
It seems to me (that) (= I think that) he isn't the right person for the job.
在我看来,他不是这项工作的合适人选。
formal It would seem (that) we need to be at the airport two hours before takeoff.
看来,我们需要在飞机起飞前两个小时赶到机场。
There seems to have been a mistake - my name isn't on the list.
似乎出现了错误——我的名字不在名单上。
[after so] "There's no reply - they've all gone home." "So it seems."
“没有答复——他们都已经回家了。”“好象是这样。”
"Was a decision made?" "It seems not/so."
“作出决定了吗?”“好象没作/作了。”
Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of seem verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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