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i have my private key and i'm trying to get the seed phrase from it so i can import it into metamask. how would i do that using python - either eth_account/web3/etc? Or is there another way? Or how am i supposed to import it to metamask/other wallet apps when they require a seed phrase and not a private key lol

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You can't.

Private key and seed phrase aren't interchangeable. The seed phrase is just a human-readable representation of your private key.

But, you can import a new wallet using only private key. Metamask has the option to "import wallet with private key" or something similar.

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  • Metamask has the option to "import wallet with private key" or something similar. You can only import with a secret recovery phrase initially
    – user116130
    Feb 10, 2023 at 2:16
  • Not entirely sure. I have the option to import any wallet with private key.
    – Kaneda
    Feb 10, 2023 at 2:34
  • @user116130 You can just generate a new mnemonic within Metamask to initialize it. Once that's done, you have the option to import individual private keys. Simply ignore the mnemonic-based accounts
    – natewelch_
    Feb 10, 2023 at 14:39

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