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JLPT N1 Grammar: かのごとく (ka no gotoku)

かのごとく (ka no gotoku)

Meaning: As if

The actual meaning description is not like that but like is…

Example sentences:
1, 彼女はそのことを知っているはずなのに、全く聞いたことがないかのごとき態度だった。
Kanojo wa sono koto o shitte iru hazunanoni, mattaku kiita koto ga nai ka nogotoki taidodatta.
She should have known it, but she had the attitude as if she had never heard of it.

2, その二人はまずしかったが、世界中が自分たちのものであるかのごとく幸せであった。
Sono futari wa mazushikattaga, sekaijū ga jibun-tachi no monodearu ka no gotoku shiawasedeatta.
The couple are poor but happy, as if the whole world is theirs.

3, 「盗作する」とは、他人の作品を自分の作品であるかのごとく発表することである。
`Tōsaku suru’ to wa, tanin no sakuhin o jibun no sakuhindearu ka no gotoku happyō suru kotodearu.
“Plagiarism” is the publication of works of others as if they were their works.

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