Decoded Slug: 似的 (shìde) - Seems like, as if

Mandarin Grammar Point
似的 (shìde) - Seems like, as if

似的 (shìde) - Seems like, as if

Short explanation:

Used to express that one thing is similar to or resembles another thing.


Noun/Verbs + 似的 + Noun/Verb


Tā xiào qǐlái xiàng gè háizi shì de wú yōu wú lǜ.
When he laughs, he's carefree like a child.
Tā yònglì de pǎo, hǎoxiàng yǒu shénme dōngxi zài zhuī tā shì de.
He ran hard, as if something was chasing him.
Tā kàn zhe wǒ, hǎoxiàng wǒ shì gè mòshēng rén shì de.
She looked at me as if I were a stranger.
Tā xuéxí Zhōngwén, jiù xiàng yú er dé shuǐ shì de, fēicháng kāixīn.
He is studying Chinese, and he's as happy as a fish in water.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '似的 (shìde)' is employed to express similarity or resemblance between two things or situations. It is similar to 'seems like' or 'as if' in English, used for creating an analogy or metaphor. It is used between two components, the first being the reference and the second being what it is compared to.

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