Decoded Slug: ~かのようだ (〜ka no you da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~かのようだ (〜ka no you da)

~かのようだ (〜ka no you da)

Short explanation:

Express a similarity or comparison; 'as if', 'like', 'as though'.


Verb-casual + かのようだ, い-Adjective + かのようだ, な-Adjective + だかのようだ, Noun + だかのようだ


Kare wa inu ga kowai ka no you da.
He seems as if he is scared of dogs.
Kono heya wa samui ka no you da.
This room feels as if it's cold.
Kanojo wa yuumeijin da ka no you da.
She acts as though she is a celebrity.
Kare wa kodomo da ka no you da.
He acts as if he's a child.

Long explanation:

The ~かのようだ grammar point is used to express similarity or comparison between two things or situations. It can be translated as 'as if', 'like', or 'as though' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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