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Grammar detail: と思われる

と思われる - to be believed to be, to seem to be, to appear to be
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verb plain
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noun or adjective
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と思われる
means
to be believed to be~, to seem to be~, to appear to be~
This expression is used to indicate what the speaker feels spontaneously or his/her hesitation about asserting himself/herself.
かのじょ
彼女
びょうき
病気
だった
おも
われる

She seems to have been ill.
しょうねん
少年
さんにん
3人
はい
ってきた
わたし
もっと
としうえ
年上
おも
われる
しょうねん
少年
はな
しかけた

Three boys came in. I spoke to the boy who seemed to be the oldest.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シ   おも to think   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ヘイ   ビョウ   やまい illness   や to fall ill   
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キ   ケ    spirit   
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ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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ネン   とし year   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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サイ   もっと most   
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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