como si fuera

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como si fuera(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to talk about identity; third person singular)
a. as if it were
Desde que me diagnosticaron el cáncer, vivo cada día como si fuera el último.Since I was diagnosed with cancer, I live every day as if it were my last.
b. as if he were (masculine)
Vive como si fuera rico, pero yo sé de buena tinta que tiene muchísimas deudas.He lives as if he were rich, but I have it on good authority that he has lots of debts.
c. as if she were (feminine)
Cuando era joven, Ana bailaba como si fuera una bailarina profesional.When she was young, Ana danced as if she were a professional dancer.
d. as if it was
Tenemos que convencer a papá. - ¡Sí, como si fuera fácil!We have to convince dad. - Yeah, as if it was something easy to do!
e. as if he was (masculine)
Clemente habla como si fuera el dueño, pero no lo es.Clemente speaks as if he was the owner, but he is not.
f. as if she was (feminine)
¿Era esa la jefa? - Se comportaba como si lo fuera, pero no lo sé.Was that the boss? - She was behaving as if she was, but I don't know.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(used to talk about identity; second person singular)
a. as if you were
¿Por qué no puedes comportarte por una vez como si fueras una persona normal?Why can't you behave as if you were normal for once?
3. (used to talk about identity; first person singular)
a. as if I were
Me miraba como si fuera una aparición.She was looking at me as if I were a ghost.
b. as if I was
Hazme el favor de no tratarme como si fuera tonta.Do me a favor and don't treat me as if I was stupid.
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