JLPT N2 Grammar (ka no you ni)

How to use

Nounであるかのように
な-adjective
Verb (casual)かのように + Verb
かのような + Noun
かのようだ
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Learn Japanese grammar: (ka no you ni) / (ka no you na) / (ka no you da). Meaning: as if; just like~.


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Example #1

こわいものをみたかのように、かのじょはふるえた。
kowai mono o mita ka no you ni, kanojo wa furueta.
She was shaking as if she saw something scary.
Example #2

ともだちはじぶんがごうかくしたかのようによろこんでくれた。
tomodachi wa jibun ga goukaku shita ka no youni yorokonde kureta.
My friend was so happy for me as if they had passed (the test) themself.
Example #3

かれはきょうはじめてあうのに、まえになんどもあったことがあるかのようなたいどではなしてくる。
kare wa kyou hajimete au noni, mae ni nando mo atta koto ga aru ka no youna taido de hanashite kuru.
Although this is the first time I am meeting him, he spoke to me as if we had met many times before.
Example #4

Instagramでたくさんのひとにフォロワーされると、まるでゆうめいじんになったかのようだ。
Instagram de takusan no hito ni forowaa sareru to, marude yuumeijin ni natta ka no you da.
I'm followed by a lot of people on Instagram, it's almost as if I am a celebrity.
Example #5

あのふたりはしまいであるかのようだが、じつはおやこです。
ano futari wa shimai de aru ka no you da ga, jitsu wa oyako desu.
Those two may seem like they are sisters, but they are actually mother and daughter.
Example #6

かれはまるですべてをしっているかのようにはなしている。しかし。それらはすべてかれのそうぞうにすぎない。
kare wa marude subete o shitte iru ka no you ni hanashite iru. sorera wa subete kare no souzou ni suginai.
He talks as if he knows everything. But the reality is that's only his imagination.
Example #7

ともだちにひさしぶりにあったら、びょうきであるかのようにやせていた。
tomodachi ni hisashiburi ni attara, byouki de aru ka no you ni yasete ita.
When I saw my friend for the first time in a while, they had lost so much weight it looked as if they were sick.
Example #8

かれはそのばにいなかったのに、すべてをみていたかのようにじょうきょうをせつめいしていた。
kare wa sono ba ni inakatta no ni, subete o miteita ka no you ni joukyou o setsumei shiteita.
Although he wasn't there, he explained the circumstances as if he saw everything.
Example #9

そうしきがはじまるとあめがふりだした。まるでそらがないているかのようだ。
soushiki ga hajimaru to ame ga furidashita. marude sora ga naiteiru ka no you da.
It started raining as the funeral started. It's as if the heavens are also crying.

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