hacerse el interesante

A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to make oneself seem interesting
Empecé a fumar cuando tenía quince años para hacerme la interesante, pero ahora me arrepiento muchísimo.I started smoking when I was fifteen to make myself seem interesting, but now I regret it a lot.
Estoy segura de que dijo que es anarquista para hacerse el interesante. En realidad es una persona muy convencional.I'm sure he said he's an anarchist to make himself seem interesting. He's actually a very conventional person.
b. to try to attract attention to oneself
Tu hija es una adolescente. Es normal que quiera hacerse la interesante.Your daughter is a teenager. It's normal for her to try to attract attention to herself.
c. to pose
Deja de hacerte la interesante y dime qué piensas de verdad sobre la cuestión.Stop posing and tell me what you really think about the issue.
d. to play hard to get
Estás equivocado. No me estoy haciendo la interesante. Sencillamente no estoy enamorada de ti.You're wrong. I'm not playing hard to get. I'm just not in love with you.
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