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"Ni que" is a phrase which is often translated as "anyone would think", and "como si" is a phrase which is often translated as "as if". Learn more about the difference between "ni que" and "como si" below.
ni que(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. anyone would think
¿Por qué te enfadas tanto por una tontería así? Ni que te fuera la vida en ello.Why do you get so angry about such a small thing? Anyone would think your life depends on it.
b. as if
Siempre están pensando en el dinero. ¡Ni que fueran pobres!They're always thinking about money. As if they were poor!
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cómo pudiste pensar que no iba a darme cuenta? ¡Ni que yo fuera idiota!How could you think I wouldn't notice? You must think I'm an idiot!
¿Cómo se atreve a darnos órdenes? Ni que fuera el jefe.How dare he order us about? He must think he's the boss.
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como si(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. as if
Elisa estaba deprimida. Era como si ya no tuviera ganas de triunfar y ser una estrella.Elisa was depressed. It was as if she wasn't willing to succeed and become a star anymore.
b. as though
Mi abuela tiene alzéimer. Me habla como si no me conociera.My grandmother has Alzheimer's. She speaks to me as though she didn't know me.
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