Juliana
What does the expression "From the looks of things..." mean?
Dec 13, 2016 3:52 AM
Answers · 6
It could be "by the look(s) of things" and "by the look of it" as well. It means, roughly, judging by the information we have now. A: Should I bring my umbrella? B: (noticing the clear sunny skies...) No, by/from the look of things, it is not going to rain anytime soon A: Who won the tennis match? B: I don't know, I had to leave before it was over, but by/from the looks of things, probably Federer since he was up two sets and playing so well. A: Wow! That building is going up fast! When do you think they will finish it's? B: Hmmm... By the look of things, probably within two weeks. I hope that this helps you. J.
December 13, 2016
Es como si uno dijera "Por lo que vemos aqui podemos concluir que......" por ejemplo si uno dijera -> Por lo que vemos aqui podemos concluir que hubo un accidente. -> En ingles, From the looks of things, there was an accident. Espero que te ayude.
December 13, 2016
Thank you!
December 13, 2016
Whenever I want to say that expression in Spanish I always use "Parecer" Though I'am not sure if there is something closer in Spanish.
December 13, 2016
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Juliana
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