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como si fuera a
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to express the possibility of an action; third person singular)
a. as if it were going to
El gobierno nos engañó. Parecía como si fuera a liberar a los presos políticos, pero no lo hizo.The government fooled us. It seemed as if it were going to free the political prisoners, but it didn't.
b. as if he were going to (masculine)
Francisco abrió la boca, como si fuera a hablar, pero no dijo nada.Francisco opened his mouth, as if he were going to speak, but he didn't say anything.
c. as if she were going to (feminine)
Se había vestido como si fuera a una fiesta.She was dressed as if she were going to a party.
d. as if it was going to
Había mucha humedad en el ambiente, como si fuera a llover, pero al final salió el sol.There was a lot of humidity in the air, as if it was going to rain, but the sun came out eventually.
e. as if he was going to (masculine)
Lo miré y estaba muy pálido, como si fuera a desmayarse.I looked at him and he was really pale, as if he was going to faint.
f. as if she was going to (feminine)
Marta hablaba como si de verdad fuera a ayudar, pero al final no hizo nada.Marta spoke as if she was really going to help, but she didn't do anything in the end.
(used to express the possibility of an action; second person singular)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
3. (used to express the possibility of an action; first person singular)
a. as if I were going to
Torcí a la derecha, como si fuera a trabajar, pero, una vez estuve fuera de su vista, paré el coche y me bajé.I turned right, as if I were going to work, but, once I was out of his sight, I stopped the car and got out.
b. as if I was going to
Sé que parecía como si fuera a una fiesta de disfraces, pero las dependientas estamos obligadas a llevar ropa de la tienda.I know I looked as if I was going to a custome party, but us sales assistants are obliged to wear the store's clothes.
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