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Er hat nur so getan als ob.


He just faked it.


     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
     v. third-person singular present of haben
          v. to have; to possess, to own
          v. to have; to hold, to contain
          v. (auxiliary, with a past participle) to have forms the perfect and past perfect tense
          v. (reflexive, colloquial) to make a fuss
          v. (colloquial, with es) and m to be occupied with, to like
     adv. only, just, merely, simply
     adv. ever; at all
     adv. however, though
     conj. (chiefly colloquial) but
     adv. so, that
     adv. as (followed by an adjective or adverb plus wie in a statement of equality)
     adv. thus, like this/that, in this/that way, in this/that manner
     adv. (colloquial,) expletive; sometimes intensifying, sometimes with no noticeable meaning
     conj. (archaic) an, if
     pron. (obsolete, relative) that, which, who
     v. past participle of tun
          v. to do (to perform or execute an action)
          v. (with dative) to do something (positive or negative) to someone
          v. (colloquial) to put, to place, to add
          v. (somewhat informal, with “so”) to fake; to feign; to pretend
          v. (colloquial, with “es”) to work, to function
          v. (chiefly colloquial but acceptable in writing) used with the infinitive of another verb to emphasise this verb
          v. (colloquial, non-standard) used with the infinitive of another verb to emphasise the whole statement
          v. (colloquial, non-standard) used in the past subjunctive with the infinitive of another verb to form the conditional tense (instead of standard würde)
     conj. (subordinating, referring to something thought of as in the past) at the same moment; when; while; as
     conj. (after comparative) than
     conj. as; like; in the function of; in the form of
     conj. as if
     conj. (after negative pronoun) but
     conj. (subordinating) if, whether
     prep. (+ dative) (dialectal) over, above, on
     prep. (+ dative, genitive) (becoming dated) on account of
als ob
     conj. as if, as though

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