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丸で
marude
JLPT N2
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まるで
Meaning
as if, practically
he orders me around as if I were his servant
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Formation
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Phrases
まるでさるのようなかおだ
A face just like a monkey's
Edit  #523 dc
これはまるでせんそうだ。
This is practically a war
Edit  #524 dc
まるでいきているようだ
Seems like it is alive.
Edit  #525 dc
まるでついきのうのことのようにはっきりとあのできごとをおぼえている。
I remember the event as vividly as if it was just yesterday.
Edit  #4076 dc
まるでなんでもしっているようなくちぶりだね。
You talk as if you knew everything.
Edit  #4077 dc
まるでひとりでわらっているみたいだ。
She looks as if she's laughing to herself.
Edit  #4078 dc
まるでボスのようなはなしかたをする。
You talk as if you were the boss.
Edit  #4080 dc
まるでワインでくちのすべりがよくなったように。
Flowing more freely than wine.
Edit  #4081 dc
まるであくまにでもおいかけられてるみたいだ。
You'd think Old Nick was after him.
Edit  #4082 dc
かのじょはまるでいちにんでわらってるみたいだ。
She looks as if she's laughing to herself.
Edit  #4083 dc
まるであめがふりだしそうにみえる。
It looks as if it were going to rain.
Edit  #4084 dc
まるでかせきみたいなにんげんだわ。
He is a living fossil! [F]
Edit  #4085 dc
まるでかくめいぜんやのようなさわぎだった。
It looked as if we were on the eve of a revolution.
Edit  #4086 dc
まるでそらぜんたいがもえているようである。
It is as if the whole sky were on fire.
Edit  #4087 dc
まるできみはぼくのかがみみたいだ。
You're the only mirror for me. [M]
Edit  #4088 dc
まるでげつめんをあるいているみたい。
Walking on the moon.
Edit  #4089 dc
まるではれものにさわるようにあつかった。
He treated it with utmost care.
Edit  #4090 dc
かのじょはまるでよっているようだ。
She looks as if she were drunk.
Edit  #4091 dc
まるでたいようがしずんでしまったかのようにそらはくらくなった。
The sky became as dark as if the sun had sunk.
Edit  #4092 dc
まるであたまのようなはなしかたをする。
You talk as if you were the boss.
Edit  #4093 dc
まるでかれのてにふれるものはみんなきんにかわるみたいだ。
It seems as if everything he touches turns to gold.
Edit  #4094 dc
まるでゆめをみているかきぶんだった。
I felt as if I were dreaming.
Edit  #4096 dc
ぼくはまるでゆめをみているようだ。
I felt as if I were in a dream.(M)
Edit  #4097 dc
ケンはまるでなにでもしっているかのようにはなす。
Ken talks as if he knew everything.
Edit  #4098 dc
はまるでゆうれいでもみたようなかおをしている。
Jody looks as if she had seen a ghost.
Edit  #4099 dc
ジョンがもどってきたとき、かれはまるでゆうれいでもみたようにあおじろいかおつきだった。
When John came back, he looked pale as if he had seen a ghost.
Edit  #4100 dc
ジョンソンさんはまるでいきじびきです。
Mr Johnson is, as it were , a walking dictionary.
Edit  #4101 dc
ティムはまるでひだりききのようなかきかたをする。
Tim writes as if he were left-handed.
Edit  #4103 dc
ハムレットはまるできがくるったかのようにふるまう。
Hamlet acts as if he were insane.
Edit  #4104 dc
はアメリカじんであるが、かれはまるでじぶんのぼこくごであるかのようににほんごをはなせる。
Brent is an American, but he speaks Japanese as if it were his mother tongue.
Edit  #4107 dc
はまるでなにでもしっているみたいにはなす。
Betty talks as if she knew everything.
Edit  #4108 dc
ライトさんは、まるでぼこくごのようににほんごをはなします。
Mr Wright speaks Japanese as if it were his mother tongue.
Edit  #4109 dc
えいごはまるでうみのようにわたしたちをとりかこんでいる。
The English language surrounds us like a sea.
Edit  #4110 dc
われわれはやまみちをまるでアリがはうようにすすんだ。
We crawled like ants along the mountain pass.
Edit  #4112 dc
きみはまるでなにもおこらなかったようなかおをしている。
You look as though nothing had happened to you.
Edit  #4118 dc
きみはまるでなにもおこらなかったようなかおをしているね。
You look as though nothing had happened to you.
Edit  #4119 dc
きみはまるでひとごとみたいなかおをしているね。
You look as if it were none of your business.
Edit  #4120 dc
ぐんしゅうがまるでハエのようにそのくるまのまわりにあつまった。
The crowd gathered round the car like flies.
Edit  #4121 dc
まださんがつのはじめなのにとてもあつい。まるでなつになったかのようだ。
Even if we are at the beginning of March, the weather is very hot. It is as if summer had come yet.
Edit  #4079 dc
このみずうみはみずがきれいで、まるでとうめいなガラスのようだ。
As the water is clean, this lake look as transparent as if it were glass.
Edit  #4102 dc
かれはまるでおさけをのんだようなかおをしています。
His face looks as if he had drunk alcohol.
Edit  #4117 dc
Discussion and comments
(MARUDE) is more often than not used in conjunction with "no you na..." "no you da."
larry
marude can also mean completely or entirely, as in "I have forgotten about it completely"
dc
There is no entry for さっぱり yet...
Miki
For 'completely forgotten' see さっぱり
Amatuka
#4101 ジョン?? 文字化け for me
Miki
#4102 and #4103 are almost the same.
Miki
#4095, #4105, #4106, #4114, #4115, #4116, These まるで are different as dc mentioned in comments.
まるで followed by ない neg or 違う.
#4111, #4113 part of 始まるでしょうか。
Miki
i added a [marude-2] but there isnt an easy way to shift the examples over. hang on while we build it...
dc
Miki, DC - I went ahead and moved the examples to [marude-2] and deleted the 始まるでしょう examples as those changes are easy to make now. Feel free to delete all these comments since they are no longer relevant...
yookoso
I changed
Ex #4079 which were almost the same than #4078,
Ex #4102 which were almost the same than #4103, and
Ex #4117 which were almost the same than #4118,
but there is a lot of repeated examples left.
赤毛