JLPT N3 Grammar (furi o suru)

Meaning

to pretend; to act as if ~

How to use

Verb (casual)ふりをする
Noun + の
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
furi o suru ふりをする jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (furi o suru). Meaning: to pretend; to act as if ~.

This is used to express someone is pretending or acting as if to do something which may not be true.


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Example #1

かれはきこえないふりをした。
kare wa kikoenai furi o shita.
He pretended to not hear.
Example #2

しゅくだいをしおわったふりをしてテレビをみている。
shukudai o shiowatta furi o shite terebi o miteiru.
I am pretending that I finished my homework and watching TV.
Example #3

わかったふりをしていたが、じつはよくわからない。もういちどいってください。
wakatta furi o shiteita ga, jitsuwa yoku wakaranai. mou ichido itte kudasai.
I gave the impression that I understood, but I really didn't. Could you please say it once again?
Example #4

かれはいつもひとのはなしをまったくきかないのに、わかっているふりをしている。
kare wa itsumo hito no hanashi o mattaku kikanai noni, wakatteiru furi o shiteiru.
Even though he never listens to anyone's stories, he always acts as if he understands.
Example #5

しらないふりをしているけどほんとうはしっっているでしょう?
shiranai furi o shiteiru kedo hontou wa shitteiru deshou?
You're just pretending to not know, but really you do. Right?
Example #6

かれはせいじについてしっているふりをしているが、ほんとうはしらないだとおもう。
kare wa seiji ni tsuite shitteiru furi o shiteiru ga, hontou wa shiranai da to omou.
He acts like he knows about politics, but I don't think that he really does.
Example #7

やまださんはどくしんのふりをしているが、けっこんしていてふたりもこどもがいる。
yamada san wa dokushin no furi o shiteiru ga, kekkon shiteite futari mo kodomo ga iru.
Mr. Yamada acts like he is single, but he actually is married and has 2 children.
Example #8

かのじょがいっしょけんめいつくってくれたりょうりなので、まずいとはいえず、おいしそうなふりをした。
kanojo ga isshokenmei tsukutte kureta ryouri na node, mazui to wa iezu, oishi sou na furi o shita.
Not being able to say the food she worked so hard to make for me was bad, I pretended that it tasted good.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
かれhe
政治せいじpolitics
独身どくしんsingle; not married
結婚しけっこんmarriage
実はじつはIn truth; actually
もう一度もういちどonce again

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