Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Pretend"

The meaning of "Pretend" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I'm tired of pretending it's not mean?
A: ~ではないふりをするのに疲れた
Q: What does pretend mean?
A: So yes, do not hold back your real thoughts
Q: What does I will pretend you did not just ask me that mean?
A: it's like, wow you really just said that, or , I am going to ignore what you just said, or, I am not going to answer what you just said.
Q: What does You can pretend not to hear me all you want, but I know you can. mean?
A: The person that is being spoken to is ignoring the person talking so they're saying that even though that person is pretending not to hear, they know that they actually can hear them.
Q: What does pretend mean?
A: "acting to be; attempt to create a false appearance."

Example sentences using "Pretend"

Q: Please show me example sentences with pretend.
A: ●i pretend to be happy when i am sad
●you pretend to be smart
●he/she/it pretends that he/she/it didn't see me
●we pretend that we understand
●they pretend innocence
Q: Please show me example sentences with pretend.
A: "the boy pretended to lose his money so that his mother would give him more"

"sometimes i pretend to be sick so that i don't have to go to school"
Q: Please show me example sentences with pretend .
A: 1. I pretended to know the answer, when in fact, I did not.
2. I can pretend to be a dog.

When you are using the word pretend, it means that you are faking it or something like that. If someone was pretending to be nice, you could say/ think, They are pretending to be nice.
Q: Please show me example sentences with pretend.
A: I pretend to be happy when I don't want people to know that I am sad.
Actors pretend to be characters in a story.
Let's pretend that we like each other and shake hands.
He is pretending he is rich by spending a lot of money.
I will pretend I do not see you drinking my tea.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "pretend".
A: "I'll pretend I didn't see that."
"My son likes to pretend he's a firefighter."

Synonyms of "Pretend" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between pretend to and pretend to be ?
A: Pretend to should be followed by a verb; for example: Pretend to smile (verb).
Pretend to be should be followed by an adjective or a noun; for example: Pretend to be happy (adjective), Pretend to be a doctor (a noun)
Q: What is the difference between pretend and feign ?
A: i pretend I'm so strong but I'm not but i feign a story to make fun of my friend
Q: What is the difference between pretend and assume ?
A: "Pretend" is a fantasy. It is not real. Sometimes, it is a game.
Ex: "The children pretended they were dragons. They wore masks and roared."
"Assume" is thinking you know the answer, so you do not ask a question. Sometimes this has a bad result.
"I assumed that she knew how to swim, so I took her to the beach. Unfortunately she could not swim. Our date was ruined."
Q: What is the difference between pretend and feign ?
A: Pretend is far more common. They are different grammatically, but they mean the same thing. "I'll pretend to be asleep" and "I'll feign being asleep." With nouns: "I pretend to have a headache" and "I'll feign a headache."
Q: What is the difference between we pretended and we got pretended ?
A: "I got pretended" is not used. Logically, it means someone pretended to do or to be something, and he fooled you. But, this is not a term used in English. If you said, "I got pretended", nobody would know what you meant. You must remember English is not always logical, it is maddening!

Translations of "Pretend"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? 불리하다
(i.e. 그사람은 불리하면 외국인척해요)
(He pretends he couldnt speak korean when he is at disadvantage?)
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? “I'm pretending to be awake at a boring meeting” Is it correct?
A: Correct.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pretend
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? and to pretend
???
A: Very good! Try to work on your pronunciation a bit. Emphasize the syllables and letters if you need to.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 気のないそぶりをする。@ He cares for her, but he pretends to be indifferent to her.
A: How about "he's trying to play it cool"?

Other questions about "Pretend"

Q: She speaks Korean better than she pretends it is. does this sound natural?
A: Hmm, can you show me the Korean you translated from? You're right that the way the sentence is now with "pretend" feels unnatural. But I'm not sure without context what this should actually be xD
Q: He pretends to be enthusiastic when his teacher is around. does this sound natural?
A: The sentence is already very good! It sounds natural :)

If you want, you can also say "acts" instead of "pretends to be."

You can also use "interested" instead of "enthusiastic", but both are good.

Eg:

- "He acts cool when his girlfriend is around."

- "He acts like a kid in front of his friends."

- "He acts interested when the teacher is around."
Q: It’s quite easy for him to pretend that he can’t speak English. does this sound natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: - I'm not pretending. does this sound natural?
A:
-I'm not pretending! If you don't clean your room right now Alex, there is going to be hell to pay Mr.
Q: He ain't earnest. He pretends to work most of the time when he is working. does this sound natural?
A: He ain't earnest. He pretends to work most of the time he's at work. You're suggesting this person is lazy and dosen't do the work they are assigned. When someone checks on them they pretend to be doing their assignment.

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

pretend

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions