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English translation of 'aparentar'

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aparentar

Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (parecer) to look
no aparenta su edad or sus años she doesn’t look her age
aparenta menos años de los que tiene he looks younger than he is
aparenta ser más joven de lo que es he looks younger than he is
2.  (fingir)
[interés, sorpresa, indiferencia] to feign
aparentó ignorancia de su obra (formal) she feigned ignorance of his workshe pretended not to know his work
aparenta estar estudiando he pretends to be studying
tendrás que aparentar que te encanta you’ll have to pretend you love it
Verb Table intransitive verb
to show off
le gusta mucho aparentar he really likes showing off

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Example Sentences Including 'aparentar'

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A esto último es a lo que atiende y lo que quiere evitar el ilustrado, convencido de las desdichas de un desmedro en aparentar cambios que no son más que vana hinchazón social.
José Antonio Maravall Casesnoves Estudios de historia del pensamiento español: siglo XVIII
Abrió el local con las llaves y después intentó aparentar que se trataba de un robo con fuerza en las cosas.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1995)
El miedo es una bajeza cuando se tiene y se quiere aparentar lo contrario; yo no ando nunca con disimulos.
Rosa Chacel Teresa
No se atrevía a volver a la ventana porque no lograba aparentar serenidad y al mismo tiempo quería volver a contemplarle.
Rosa Chacel Teresa

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'aparentar' in Other Languages

British English: posture VERB
You can say that someone is posturing when you disapprove of their behaviour because you think they are trying to give a particular impression in order to deceive people.
She says the President may just be posturing.
  • American English: posture
  • Brazilian Portuguese: posar
  • Chinese: 作态
  • European Spanish: aparentar
  • French: faire du cinéma
  • German: sich in Pose werfen
  • Italian: posare
  • Japanese: ふりをする
  • Korean: 가식을 부리다
  • European Portuguese: posar
  • Spanish: aparentar

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Translation of aparentar from the Collins Spanish to English
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