JLPT N3 Grammar (furi o suru)


to pretend; to act as if

How to use

Verb (casual)ふりをする
Noun + の
な-adjective + な

Learn Japanese grammar: (furi o suru). Meaning: to pretend; to act as if. It is used to say someone is pretending or acting as if something that may not be true.

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Example #1

kikoenai furi o shita.
They pretended to not hear.
Example #2

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 #3

yamada-san wa dokushin no furi o shiteiru ga, kekkon shiteite futari mo kodomo ga iru.
Yamada-san acts like he is single, but he actually is married and has 2 children.
Example #4

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?

Vocabulary List

独身どくしんsingle; not married
実はじつはIn truth; actually
もう一度もういちどonce again

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