In class, my teacher brought up this question:

¿Los gatos negros _______ _________________ mala suerte a ti?

She said the correct answer was, "¿Los gatos negros les parecen mala suerte a ti?" Shouldn't the correct answer be "te parecen" since the object that is receiving the action is "tú" and the subject is "Los gatos negros"? If I am getting something wrong, please let me know. As always, thanks for the feedback.

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    Are you 100% sure she said that? It seems to me that: parecer mala suerte (which, by the way can be found in pretty decent texts online) would be: parecer [x] a alguien. So, if you have an a ti, the pronoun would be te. And if you have a Uds. you get: "les parecen mala suerte a Uds".
    – Lambie
    Mar 29 at 14:17
  • Thanks for the clarification Lambie. I was very confused about this. Mar 29 at 14:37
  • Right. It's sure great when the clouds lift. :)
    – Lambie
    Mar 29 at 15:11
  • There is a pronominal usage of parecer so she may have meant that. Why not ask her?
    – mdewey
    Mar 29 at 15:32
  • ¿Los gatos negros son de mala suerte? (de por sí)
  • ¿Los gatos negros te traen mala suerte? (a ti)
  • ¿Los gatos negros les traen mala suerte? (a ustedes)
  • ¿Les parece que los gatos negros sean/son de mala suerte? (a ustedes)

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