In English, we use words to express meaning and feeling. In Korean, the focus is far more on using grammar patterns/structures instead. So there is no one word (like in English, "seem") to use in Korean. There's different grammatical constructions with different nuances and appropriate situations. Grammar is much different in Korean than in English (as in more emphasized, important, unique, nuanced, etc), so people get into a habit of being too literal or stiff.