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Quick Info
1. It seems/looks like A
2. As A, Like A

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Meaning
It seems/looks like A

JLPT level: N4 | Other grammar in 'Miscellaneous':
Politeness: not marked (suggest) | Related meaning(s): がっている (similar), そうだ (similar), みたい (similar) (add related)

How to Use
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Examples (0)
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Construction
AVerb: Casual+よう+だ/な
Example:
ような (like (she's) crying)

Aい adjective+よう+だ/な
Example:
おいしいよう (it seems tasty)

Aな adjective++よう+だ/な
Example:
きれいなような (seems pretty)

ANoun++よう+だ/な
Example:
よう (like a doll)

Model Sentence
めてウニたわしようだったナマコうんこようだった
The first time I saw them, the urchins looked like a scrubbing brush, and the sea cucumbers looked like poop.
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The forms above な-adjectives and nouns are only for present tense. When used in past tense, the adjective/noun should be in past tense, followed by ようだ.
Nouns
このカレーよう(correct)
This dish is like Japanese curry.
べたカレーだったよう(correct)
The dish I had yesterday was like Japanese curry.
な-adjectives
このよう(correct)
This test seems tough.
だったよう(correct)
The test last week seemed tough.



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Meaning
As A, Like A
This is the adverbial form of ようだ.

JLPT level: N4 | Other grammar in 'Miscellaneous':
Politeness: not marked (suggest) | Related meaning(s): かのようだ (similar) (add related)

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Examples (0)
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Construction
ANoun++よう++BAdjective or Verb
Example:
ちゃんのように (light as a baby)

Aな-adjective++よう++BAdjective or Verb
Example:
きなようにする (do as one likes)

Aい-adjective+よう++BAdjective or Verb
Example:
ようえる (looks (as if it's) cheap)

AVerb: Casual+よう++BAdjective or Verb
Example:
ってるよう (talk like (he's) angry)

Notes
Nouns, adjectives, and verbs can also be in past tense (in front of ように).

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Discussion about this grammar

Years studied: 3 | Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2

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Isn't it na-adjective (+な) + よう + copula? + な + ようだ。→ ではないようだ (Unicom grammar)

Noun + のよう + copula is only for present tense. For all other tenses it's Noun + よう + copula.
あの + の + ようだ。→ でなないようだ
はそのだったようだ。→
はそのではなかったようだ

Same rule applies to the na-adjectives.
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Sorry for the late reply - I wanted to do some confirmation myself before I adjusted this.

1. Fixed the na-adjective entry.
2. Added notes about the present/past tense.

If you have some time, try suggestng some model sentences (there's a small form below the model sentence that allows you to search the site's database to find sentences) - that would help me fill out the number of examples so users can understand more easily. If you have some time to do this, I'd be really happy :)
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No problem. :)

I'm still a bit insecure to actually write my own sentences. ^^;;
After I study some more I'll start working on it because I know it's necessary to pass the level I'm currently at.
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Well, what I was referring to is not writing your own sentences, but just picking ones out from the 100,000+ sentences in the site's library. Click on the 'model sentence' tab above here and you'll see the search form. Then, you just have to search for something like "ようだった" (just a piece of Japanese is fine) to get sentences that look good for the grammar point.
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Okay, got it!
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Maybe it's just me, but for some reason whenever I try to search for model sentences, I often get "There are no example sentences for this search string."
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Yea, I apologize for that; try it now!
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Hi,

I have a big problem:
It is seriously difficult to me to find the difference between そうだ, ようだ e らしい.

Can you give me some tips about it?
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