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知る, 識る, しる
Conjugated: 知っている
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to know, to be aware (of), to be conscious (of), to learn (of), to find out, to discover
2. to sense, to feel, to notice, to realize
3. to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to appreciate
4. to remember, to be familiar with, to be acquainted with
5. to experience, to go through, to know (e.g. hardship)
あなたは1990年から彼女を知っているのですか?
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かのように
Expression, Conjunction, usu. after verb
as if, as though
幽霊でも見たかのように、彼女は茫然と立っていた。