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Er hat nur so getan als ob.

Translation

He just faked it.



Analysis


er
     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
hat
     v. third-person singular present of haben
     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
nur
     adv. only, just, merely, simply
     adv. ever; at all
     adv. however, though
     conj. (chiefly colloquial) but
so
     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
getan
     v. past participle of tun
     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)
als
     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
ob
     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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