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  1. N

    1. (=glance) mirada f , vistazo m

    2. (=expression) mirada f

    3. (=search)

    4. (=air, appearance) aire m , aspecto m , pinta * f

    5. looks (=attractiveness)

    6. (=fashion) moda f , estilo m

  2. VI

    1. (=see, glance) mirar

    2. (=search)

    3. (=seem, appear) parecer, verse (LAm)

      1. (=be in appearance)

        • to look like sb (=resemble) parecerse a algn
        • he looks like his brother — se parece a su hermano
        • this photo doesn't look like him — la foto no se le parece, en esta foto no parece él
      2. (=seem)

      • to look as if or as though: it looks as if or as though the train will be late — parece que el tren va a llegar tarde
      • try to look as if or as though you're glad to see me — haz como que te alegras de verme
      • it doesn't look as if or as though he's coming — parece que no va a venir
    4. (=face)

    5. (=seek)

  3. VT

    1. (=look at) mirar

    2. (=pay attention to)

      LOOK FOR

      Omission of article

      ► Don't translate the article "a" in sentences like I'm looking for a flat, when the number of such things is not significant since people normally only look for one at a time:

      I'm looking for a flat Estoy buscando piso

      He's looking for a secretary Busca secretaria

      The personal a is not used before people when the article is omitted as above.

      ► Do translate the article when the thing or person is qualified:

      He's looking for a little flat Busca un piso pequeño

      NOTE: When translating examples like I'm looking for someone to ... translate the English to-infinitive using que + ((subjunctive)):

      I'm looking for someone to help with the children Busco a alguien que me ayude con los niños

      I'm looking for a mechanic to repair my car Busco a un mecánico que me arregle el coche

      For further uses and examples, see main entry

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