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Mimi Kara N2 Grammar: 見えて (miete)

Mimi Kara N2 Grammar: 見えて (miete)

89. ~ 見えて (miete)

Meaning 1: It seems ~ (speculation)

How to use 1: V/Aい/Aな + と + 見えて

Example sentences:

My father’s mood doesn’t seem to be very good, he hasn’t said a word since morning.

Looks like the cake was delicious, the kids ate it all.

The business of that company seems to be very good, the lights stay on until late at night.

Meaning 2: It looks ~, but it’s not (opposite)

How to use 2: ~ように/そうに + 見えて

Example sentences:

This dish looks greasy, but the taste is surprisingly frugal.

There are many people who don’t seem to be worried at first glance, but in fact they are facing a lot of different problems.

It looks like the company is doing quite well, but in reality, company to be borrowing a lot of money from the bank.

“She looks childish, but she is actually a very mature person.”

The killer looked like he was running in the direction of the station, but he was actually running in the opposite direction.