Translation of "seem" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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seemverb [ I + adv/prep, L ]

uk /siːm/ us /siːm/

B1 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) no action need be taken. 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。」

More examples

  • She seemed happy enough this morning.
  • The plan seemed quite simple.
  • He seemed a bit depressed about his work situation.
  • She seemed a bit detached, as if her mind were on other things.
  • She seemed slightly embarrassed to see us there.

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