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As If / As Though

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En algunas oportunidades, queremos hacer menci贸n a que una determinada situaci贸n se parece o es muy similar a otra vivida en el pasado o que se asemeja.

Comparaci贸n de situaciones en ingl茅s

Puedes utilizar la expresi贸n 鈥渁s if鈥 cuando quieres hacer una comparaci贸n. Tambi茅n puedes utilizar 鈥渁s though鈥 para hacer referencia a que una situaci贸n pareciera ser de una determinada manera que creemos. Estas situaciones que comparamos no necesariamente tiene que ser verdaderas, pero existe una alta probabilidad de que lo sean.

Veamos algunos ejemplos: - It seems almost as if he has all the answers. - Michael Jordan looked as though he was flying. - Why do people act as though they understand everything in the world when they really don't know anything? - At work, he acted as if he was calm and collected, but in reality he was very stressed.

Veamos algunos ejemplos del roleplay visto en la clase anterior: - If somebody gives you a business card, you have to treat it as if it were made of gold. - It looks as though we're officially going to be doing business with a company in Japan next year!

Existen sutiles diferencias entre ambas expresiones. As if es m谩s com煤n que as though y suele ser utilizado para expresiones en diferentes contextos como en el siguiente di谩logo donde se utiliza el as if de forma sarc谩stica: - Will you go on a date with? - Hahahaha, as if.

Este tipo de expresiones bastante avanzadas del ingl茅s las aprender谩s con los a帽os y la pr谩ctica. Sobre todo, escuchando mucho a hablantes nativos del idioma para comprender, descubrir y comprender nuevas expresiones.

Usa este nuevo vocabulario para hablar de parecidos o semejanzas en situaciones. Podr谩s expresar tu experiencia pasada comparando situaciones actuales con otras ya vividas o expresar lo que parece ser una situaci贸n.


Contribuci贸n creada por: Kevin Fiorentino (Platzi Contributor).

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Out of nowhere Jim stood up and started dancing as if he was part of a broadway flash mob.

Nico麓s photography is very simple, but It seems as if it was part of a modern art exhibition.

It seems as though everybody forgot about Marcos麓s birthday party. That is so sad.

  1. CuteLittlebears want to hire our company. It looks as though we are going to be employed by my favorite gummy bears candy company.

  2. It almost feels as though we don麓t have the budget to throw this company party. I guess I was wrong.

  3. It seems as though we don麓t have any other option but to sell the company to the competition.

  4. She sing as though she was alone and free.

  5. Laura became a millionaire from scratch, but tpeople see her as if she malinvested money or something.

  6. Juan use to charm me with his words. It felt as if he was a siren and I was a lost sailor.

  7. He cheated on all of his Spanish tests, but he made it look as if he was the perfect student.

  8. Valentina used to be a exploited worker but her ex-boss made her feel as if she was acting dramatically.

If anyone read this, I profoundly recommend you to watch The Office, it is on Netflix. it is like a comedy show, but it integrates business English so well, and so easily. Do you a favor and please watch that show.

jonas vingegaard run in his cycle as though flying the pisa tower it looks like as though be falling she it seems as though be furious the quality of the tv it looks as though be great
  • out of nowhere, Jim stood up and started dancing as if he was a profesional dancer.
  • Nicos鈥檚 photography is very simple, but look he鈥檚 a proffesional artists.
  • He acted as if he knew the answer.
  • She looked at me as if I were a stranger.
  • She talks to her plants as though they can understand her.
  • Out of nowhere, Jim stood up and started dancing as if he won the lotery
  • Nico麓s photography is very simple, but it seems as if it was taken by a professional
  • It seems as if everybody forgot about Marcos麓s birthday party. That is so sad.

鈥淎s though鈥

  • You sound as though you鈥檝e caught a cold.

  • She looks as though don鈥檛 take a bath.

  • My dog limp as though he had an accident.

  • She looks as though she don鈥檛 sleep well.

  • The house seems as though no one cleans it.

  • My brother look hungry as though he don鈥檛 eat nothing.

  • The baby don鈥檛 stop crying as though someone pinched him.

  • I want a new car as though I have a lot of money.

鈥淎s if鈥

  • It looks as if it鈥檚 going to rain.

  • Maria looks as if she has just eaten a cow!

  • You look as if you are happy.

  • She speaks as if she were my boss.

  • They play as if they are rivals.

  • My dog love my girlfriend as if it knew them before.

  • He acted as if he was crazy

I have had some Zoom meetings with Cole and having the detail that he himself practice ballet make this class more fun in the example.

My activity:

  1. My examples:
  • As if:

That ring looks as if it were made of gold, but it is just a toy!
That didactic bill looks as if it were real.
He always acts as if he were the boss.
The teacher explains the activity as if it were so simple.
She was asking me everything as if I knew all the answers!
That store increases the prices of their products for afterwards lower them as if they were on sale. That makes me angry!
He is talking to me as if I don鈥檛 understand basic English!
He always works as if he were a robot

  • As though

My dog always runs in the morning as though he were trying to catch an imaginary cat.
I swear you, this car speeds up as though it were the creation of the god of speed, Flash and Superman working together for our company.
You can鈥檛 fly, you鈥檙e just a toy! You just glide as though a larger person were carrying you in their hand.
She ate in the party as though she were going to die suddenly.
They were talking so quietly as though the boss could hear them and quit them at any moment.
We sang all night as though our body and throat never get tired.
At the concert, she was so focused as though nothing around her existed.
It seems as though it were going to rain any time now

  1. My learning strategy:

I used to watch English series or movies, and pay attention to English songs, trying to understand the song lyrics. If I don鈥檛 understand some expression, I search it and try to comprehend it.

  1. He looked at me as though he knew my secret.

  2. My brother started his homework as though he didn鈥檛 have time.

  3. The supplies he had saved disappeared as though someone had stolen them.

  4. My friend was not at home, as though he didn鈥檛 want to be with me.

  5. He didn鈥檛 answer my question, as though he was uncomfortable with me.

  6. The cat was so happy, as though he hadn鈥檛 seen his owner for a long time.

  7. Her parents were so furious, as though she had done something bad.

  8. My boyfriend was so happy, as though he had won the lottery.

  9. His son looked at him as if he were a god or something.

  10. Her relationship had disappeared as if it had never happened.

  11. Their Christmas gifts were so big, as if they were a whole house.

  12. The company had the best marketing strategy I鈥檝e ever seen, as if it had been made by gods.

  13. He was so intelligent, as if he were Albert Einstein.

  14. The coffee was so hot, as if it were lava.

  15. Their poison didn鈥檛 work, as if it had been interrupted by someone.

  16. This New Year, I felt rejuvenated, as if I had been born again.

Here are some sentences with 鈥渁s if鈥 and 鈥渁s though鈥:

  • He looked at me as if I had said something wrong.

  • She ran as though her life depended on it.

  • He talks as if he knows everything.

  • She smiled as though nothing had happened.

  • He treats her as if she were his daughter.

  • She sang as though she were on stage.

  • He drives as if he were in a hurry.

  • She dresses as though she were a model.

  • He acted as though he didn鈥檛 care.

  • She laughed as if it were a joke.

  • He writes as though he were a poet.

  • She dances as if she had no bones.

  • He plays as though he were a pro.

  • She cooks as if she had a restaurant.

  • He reads as though he had all the time in the world.

  • She sleeps as if she had no worries.

She looks as if she was on the concert.
She spoke to me as if/as though she knew me, but I had never met her before.
It looks as if/as though it is going to rain.
She cried as if/as though she was dying.
She moved her lips as if to smile.
They were shouting as though in panic.
They hit the box as thought they were working your arms.

Bummer: desastre, fastidio.

  • It seems as though my cat is boring.
  • I lost my confidence as if I never have had that.

My strategy is watch a lot of programs in English

  • Nico鈥檚 photography is very simple, but he feels as though he was in other planet because he puts his soul.
  • It seems as though evverybody forgot about Marco鈥檚 birthday party. That鈥檚 so sad.

As if:

  • that was too dangerous i feel as if i was die.
    -The dinner recipe looks as if was grabbed for a cook movie

  • I meet a girl today and she make streams as if was a professional
    -its a little creep how the IA acts as if a real person
    -i鈥檓 so proud of my brother, he play basketball as if michael jordan
    -it鈥檚 a little spooky how the IAs acts as if a real person
    -it鈥檚 quite funny but when i wear a glasses i look as if harry potter
    -i can imitate the elmo voice as if i was the real one.
    As thought:
    -They were shouting as though in panic

  • i look as though i鈥檓 not got a bath today
    -i鈥檓 not gonna give up, i鈥檒l fight as though rocky
    -the food are so tasty as though a dulce
    -my friend have a incredible pc as though was the government

  • i look so beautiful today as though i was a hollywood star
    -what a coincidence the music is as though electro swing
    -oh no i feel caught as though a rodent

    the main strategie was search and read by my own to improve and know better the topic

As though

  • He was singing as though he was a famous singer
  • I was so happy as though all my problems were solved
  • You are so beautiful as though you were a famous actor
  • I was very sad and you started dancing to make me laugh as though you took care of me

As if

  • I used to text you as if you were the only person in my world
  • She started swimming and she looked as if she were a fish
  • I started this sentences as if someone else would read them

Great advice to catch the nuances in the language

  • Nico鈥檚 photography is very simple, but it looks as if it is from a movie.
  • As though he didn鈥檛 have friends, everybody forgot about Marco鈥檚 birthday party. That鈥檚 so sad.
  • I failed the exam. It looks as though I hadn鈥檛 studied enough.
  • Wow, there is a big rainbow in the mountains. It seems as though it is going to rain soon.
  • The world goes so quickly! Sometimes it feels as though we have no time to relax.
  • The streeet feels so lonely. It feels as though everyone is sleeping now!
  • There are some people acting weird. It seems as though they are drunk.
  • Oh, this road is so damaged. It looks as though the government hasn鈥檛 taken care of its maintenance.
  • My computer is so dirty! It seems as though I haven鈥檛 cleaned it up in ages.
  • I like your outfit. It looks as though you have a good fashion taste.
  • Sometimes I think hamster looks as if they were rabbits.
  • My friend thinks honey can be used as if it is sugar.
  • That place looks as if it were a horror movie place.
  • Sometimes people don鈥檛 think too much about they say as if other people can鈥檛 get hurt.
  • My feet feel so tired. It looks as if I walked a long path.
  • In the morning, the bed feels as if it is the most comfortable in the world.
  • In Colombia, we drink so many coffee as if it were necesary for living.
  • This food is so delicious. It tastes as if it were a high cousine dish.

Nico鈥檚 photography is very simple, but it looks as if kink real.

Out of nowhere, Jim stood up and started dancing as if no one was there.

  1. At the amusement park she looked as though she was relaxed but she passed out.
  2. My mom looked angry as though she was Hulk
  3. My coach looks as though he is boring but he鈥檚 very amusing.
  4. Learning a language seems as though it is hard but it鈥檚 all about discipline and practice.
  5. He looks as though he is in an awkward position.
  6. I seem as though I haven鈥檛 slept in weeks.
  7. As though I care.
  8. He felt as though he was gonna fell.
  1. It seems as if she didn鈥檛 remember my birthday.
  2. This song is so inspiring as if was written by angels.
  3. The milk carton seems too old as if it was expired.
  4. She looks so pretty as if she has all the beauty in the world.
  5. He looks so concerned as if he saw a ghost.
  6. The restaurant looks amazing as if it has a Michelin star.
  7. The ice cream is very savory as if it is real gelato.
  8. The street is so dark and lonely as if it was a scary movie.
  • today its cloudy as if it is going to rain

  • I enjoyed the party as if I were an adolescent

  • She loves me as if I were her boyfriend

  • it seems as though people forget the covid-19

  • it seems as though 2000s was yesterday

  1. It 麓s a帽lmost as if disgusted wverything
  2. She jumped up as if a toad
  3. Her intense gaze as if an eagle
    4 I fell as if i am melancolic
  4. she gaze out the window as if she had n麓t notice anything
    6 It was as if she was a mocking her
    7.the place was dry and hot as if I was in a Sauna
  5. he looked at me as if I was her mother
  6. it was as if she was talking about someone she did
    knowbefore
  7. he continue as if he didn麓t hear

Class:

  • As if he were a swan
  • very beautiful as if he were a professional photographer
  • As if nobody care

Exercise:

  • I sleep all day as though i never slept in my life
  • They eat like crazy as if they had never been fed
  • You are so beautiful as if you were a member of the crown
  • I love eating icecream it looks as though were the perfect meal
  • My dad is very angry at me as if i just made the worst thing in the world
  • My friend play all the long fornite as if he never played in his life
    -She seems very sad as if her boyfriend broke up with her
  • He is so smart as if he were a genius
  • It seems as if he is a big player!
  • She is very tires, It looks as though she worked throughout 3 days.
  1. My baby is crying it seems as if his stomach hurts.
  2. He dance as if someone had been teached.
  3. It seems as if everybody forgot the meeting, I arrived late, and only there were two participants.
  4. Fabian麓s drawings are so pretty and his technique is amazing, as though he were a professional.
  5. She is so nervous about her tomorrow鈥檚 surgery as though she will faint.
  6. She agreed to go prom party with me, but it seems as if she doesn鈥檛 want.
  7. It seems as if will rain, but I didn鈥檛 bring my umbrella.
  8. Claudia y Manual spent all night practicing for their theater audition as if it was the last chance.
  1. The city is very alone, seems as though the end of world
  2. My dog 鈥嬧媌arks every night as if he sees something weird
  3. They judge to everybody as though were God
  4. She dance as if someone had been teached.
  5. They behaves as though didn鈥檛 know each other
  6. He is so slim that seems as if doesn鈥檛 eaten
  • Out of nowhere Jim stood up and started dating as if he were a professional dancer.

  • Nico鈥檚 photography is very simple but it looks as though it was real.

  • It seems as if everybody forgot about Marcos鈥檚 birthday party. That鈥檚 so sad.

  • She seems as if she was doing something interesting, but she was just looking for another dress.

  • That painting is so different, as though it was painted by an Alien.

  • The weather looks as if we鈥檙e in summer, but is -3 celsius degrees.

  • In my case now I鈥檓 trying to see more videos on youtube from North American creators, and series that have different contexts.

My boss was furious at us as if we were the ones who made the mistake.

He wanted to get me in the team as if i supposed to like it in the first place.

The teacher was so nervous in class as if he knows notihig about the subject.

She kiss me so hard as if she wanted to eat me alive.

They didn鈥檛 say nothing in the interview as if they don鈥檛 want to explain nothing to the public.

These videos are so expensive as if they are part of some classic colection.

I feel so tired as if i ran a marathon this mornig.

She as mad at me as if it was the end of the world.

She was so well dress as though those Disney princesses.

The new Star Wars movie is so forgettable as though the previous one.

She thinks she can play the guitar as though like an expert.

This president is bad as though all the others.

I was so scary as though i think the plain was going to crash.

My dad鈥檚 car is not working well, as though Jeeny鈥檚, they are presenting the same issue.

I finished my exam so fast as thougn i was so pro in my field.

The team鈥檚 skills are so good as thougjh they were born to do this job.

About strategies, the best thing I can do, I think is listen to regular american and english people how they talk in a casual day, by viewing YouTube videos and taking the opportunity of speaking with them.

  • What strategies do you use to learn subtle nuanced in English?

I analyze the context, the entonation, situaction, asking people why did they use that expesession in that specific context.
I listen so much the conversation, the address where it is going, it really helps me to understand better.

  • It seems as if my mom forgot my birthday鈥檚 gift.

  • My wife was so distracted as if she were having a dream.

  • Rachel was running as if she were a professional.

  • Isabel鈥檚 cake is amazing and complex to design but, it feels as if were made by expert pastry chefs.

  • When Michael talks about the Bible, he recites it as if he were learned by mind.

  • This house were made with simple construction materials but it looks as if it were made with expensive ones, because it is amazing.

  • It seems as if all english students in Platzi were native speakers.

  • The police offices arrested Mark, the gardener, as if he were a criminal.

  • It looks as though the team forgot the meeting time.

  • It seems as though Amanda were not checked his messages.

  • The boss was so stressed as though he were robbed.

  • Thomas鈥檚 behavior was really differente than usually, it felt as though he were the boss.

  • Michael鈥檚 presentation is amazing, it feels as though he is an expert in every department.

  • Michael鈥檚 girlfriend is so smart, it looks as though she is a genius from NASA.

  • I play the Clarinet as though I were a professinal musician.

  • I clean my house so well, it looks as though were cleaned by a janitor.

As if / as though

  • Refering to what appears to be the case.

It seems almost as if he has all the answers.

  • Comparison of actions.

Michael Jordan looked as though he was flying.

Why do people act as though they understand everything in the world when they really do not understand anything.

At work he acted as if he was calm and collected, but in reality he was very stressed.

If someone gives a bussiness card, you have to treat it as if if were made of gold.

It looks as though we鈥檙e officiallu going to be doing business with a company in Japan next year.

Practice

  • Out of nowhere Jim stood up and started dancing as if he were a profesional ballet dancer.

  • Nico鈥檚 photografy is very simple but, he believes as if it were an amazing one.

  • It seems/looks as though everyone forgot about Marcos鈥檚 birthday party. that鈥檚 so sad.

As if
路 I want to study a lot of schools in Platzi as if I have enough time to do it.
路 Sometimes I feel tired as if I had carry a truck. (I guess it鈥檚 the age lol)
路 In my job there are people that want to be paid as if they really work
路 I asked my girl if she want something for dinner as if she鈥檚 gonna said 鈥渘o鈥

As though

路 It seems as though the city disappear with the fog in the morning.
路 We are confident of the quiz that Cole made for us as though he doesn鈥檛 do it in high difficulty
路 The president offers a talk everyday in the morning as though there鈥檚 something new to say.
路 My boss trust in my skills since the day one as though I knew everything he knows.

AS IF:
The mother embraced her son as if it was the last time that she would give him a hug.
It seems it will rain as if the end of the time was today.
She got up before sunrise as if she was a rooster.
The team played the game as if it was first division equipment.
He slept through the night as if he hadn鈥檛 slept in a long time.
The situation looks strange as if something unexpected is going to happen.
What he said sounded as if everybody should go home.
She sang all the time as if everyone was amazed to be listening to her.
AS THOUGH:
Peter began to read a newspaper as though any news was more interesting than what he was listening to.
Ana was programming a lot of time today as though she didn鈥檛 have any time to finish her project.
The soccer team lost another time as though wherever that they play: they lost.
The soccer team lost again as though wherever they play, they always lose.
Time ran out suddenly as though he had never seen the clock.
She did not say anything as though there was no possible explanation.
Why did he talk as though nothing was happening? Nobody was listening to his presentation.
They look at each other as though they were two strangers.

The use of 鈥淎s If/As Though鈥 seems similar to the use of 鈥淟ike鈥 when comparing.
.
鈥淪he sings like she was a RIhanna鈥
鈥淪he sings as if she was Rihanna鈥

Out of nowhere, Jim stood up and started dancing as though he had eaten three pounds of sweet and coffee.

Practice:
Out of nowhere Jim stoop up and started dacing as if he was carried away by the music.

-Act as if you were the you want to be, you ultimately become what you think the most.
-He looks great, heis confident as if he was the presindent of America.
-I have been investing my time in my personal development as if it was the end of the world.

-The pandemic was a neccesary thing, as though we had always needed it.

As If / As Though

Two Main uses:

  • Referring to what appears to be the case. 鈥淚t seems almost as if he has all the answers鈥
  • Comparison of actions. 鈥淢ichael Jordan looked as though he was a flying鈥

As If vs As Though:

  • The difference is very nuanced
  • 鈥淎s if鈥 is more common than 鈥淎s though鈥
  • 鈥淎s if鈥 is used as a set expression in some contexts

How to learn Nuances:

  • At a B2 level your comprehension good, but subtle details may be challenging
  • LISTEN, LISTEN to native speakers and the way they phrase certain ideas
  • You will absorb many nuances naturally