as if
Conjunction
  1. As though; in a manner suggesting.
    The old man stumbled, as if he were about to fall.
  2. In mimicry of.
    When the teacher's back was turned, the class clown would hold his stomach as if he were ill.
Translations
  • French: comme si (+ imparfait tense)
  • German: als ob, als wenn, als
  • Portuguese: como se
  • Russian: как бу́дто
  • Spanish: como si (+ imperfect subjunctive)
Translations
  • French: comme si (+ imparfait tense)
  • German: als ob, als
  • Italian: come se
  • Portuguese: como se
  • Russian: как бу́дто
  • Spanish: como si (+ imperfect subjunctive)

Interjection
  1. (idiomatic) Refers to something that the speaker deems highly unlikely.
    "I'm going to clean your whole house." "As if!"
Translations
  • French: genre, mais bien sûr
  • German: als ob, von wegen, klar; all typically preceded by ja
  • Italian: come no, già già
  • Portuguese: a sim
  • Russian: неуже́ли
  • Spanish: cómo no, sí cómo no



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