AS IF  好象

PRETENDing that what is NOT REAL IS REAL.
Kind Of

PRETEND

MAUTHNER WP 1924 Woerterbuch der Philosophie. Neue Beitraege zu einer Kritik der Sprache I.25

VAIHINGER 1911 Die Philosophie des Als Ob: System der theoretischen, praktischen und religioesen Fiktionen der Menschheit auf Grund eines idealistischen Positivismus.

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vt+V1.postadV2 : 26
  • vt+V(0) : 15
  • vadV : 10
  • vtoN1.postadVtoN2 : 6
  • vtoS.postadV : 6
  • vt+V[0] : 5
  • vt V(0) : 2
  • vt0oV(0) : 2
  • VPt V[0] : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 24
  • 老子 : 12
  • 論語 : 10
  • 墨子 : 6
  • 說苑 : 6
  • 荀子 : 4
  • 莊子 : 2
  • 賢愚經 : 2
  • 孝經 : 2
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 1
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 百喻經 : 1
  • 戰國策 : 1

Words

   rú OC: nja MC: ȵi̯ɤ 40 Attributions
  • vt+V1.postadV2as if V-ingas if 出門如見大賓
  • vtoS.postadVas if LY 祭如神在
  • vt+V1.postadV2as if
  • vt+V(0)be as if one V-s; act as if one V-s; be as if V-ing
   ruò OC: njaɡ MC: ȵi̯ɐk 30 Attributions

Ruò 若 is apparently sometimes used in ways that tempt us to subsume it into this synonym group, and one is tempted to translate the troublesome usage by the suitably vague English "as it were". [METALINGUISIC?]

  • vadVas it were, German: gleichsam; Danish: ligesom; it is as if
  • vt+V[0]V=stative大巧若拙 be as if Ving
  • vt+V1.postadV2V2 as if V1-ing
  • vtoN1.postadVtoN2as if it was, i.e. Vt the object N2 as if it was an N1
  • vt0oV(0)It is as if one V-s
   yóu MC: yuw OC: k-lu 2 Attributions
  • vt V(0)be as if V-ing
譬猶   pì yóu MC: phjieH yuw OC: pheɡs k-lu 1 Attribution
  • VPt V[0]be as if V-ing
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • vt V(0)be as if

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: