Translation of "seem" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ I + adv/prep, L ] uk us /siːm/

to give the effect of being; to be judged to be

He's 16, but he often seems (to be) younger. 他16歲了,但往往看起來小一點。
The children seemed (as if/as though/like they were) tired. 孩子們好像累了。
I suspect his claims are not all they seem - he tends to exaggerate. 我懷疑他的斷言並非完全屬實——他往往誇大其詞。
Things are seldom as/how/what they seem. 事情很少表裡一致。
[ + to infinitive ] I seem to know more about him than anyone else. 我似乎比其他人更瞭解他。
They seem to be taking a long time to decide. 他們好像需要很長的時間才能作出決定。
[ + (that) ] It seems (that) she can't come. 她好像來不了了。
It seems to me (that) (= I think that) he isn't the right person for the job. 在我看來,他不是這項工作的合適人選。
formal It would seem (that) we need to be at the airport two hours before takeoff. 看來,我們需要在飛機起飛前兩個小時趕到機場。
There seems to have been a mistake - my name isn't on the list. 似乎出現錯誤了——我的名字不在名單上。
[ after so ] "There's no reply - they've all gone home." "So it seems." 「沒有答覆—─他們都已經回家了。」「好像是這樣。」
"Was a decision made?" "It seems not/so." 「作出決定了嗎?」「好像沒作/作了。」

(Translation of “seem” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)