What is the difference between “Parecer” and “Parecerse” in Spanish?

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“Parecer” and “parecerse” are both Spanish verbs used for comparisons. “Parecer” translates to “to seem” or “to look” and is used when describing someone’s general appearance or manner. “Parecerse”, the reflexive form of “parecer”, translates to “to resemble”, “to be similar”, or “to be alike” and is used when comparing someone to another specific person or thing. For example, “parecer” would be used in “you look Latino”, while “parecerse” would be used in “you look like Shakira”.