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かのようだ
kanoyouda
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
like, as if (metaphor)
he looked as if he knew nothing about it
See also
Phrases
It seems like he has never met his father before.
#3793 Author: dc

seems like it is alive.
#304 Author: dc

Why do you talk about him as if he were an old man.
#4072 Author: dc

That man bows to me as if he knew me. [F]
#4073 Author: dc

The child talks as if he were an adult.
#4074 Author: dc

He knew everything, but he made a face as if he didn't know anything about it.
#227 Author: dc

Her face looks as if she spent the whole night awake.
#6976 Author: 赤毛

This gathering will be held as follows.
#7409 Author: 7079Deguchi

Our attic is like [(as) warm as] an oven.
#8210 Author: karekano

When she smiled in her red dress, it was like if a beautiful flower was opening.
#6747 Author: 赤毛

Even if we are only at the beginning of March, the weather is very hot. It's as if summer has already come.
#6748 Author: 赤毛

She looks (like) an able woman.
#8211 Author: karekano

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