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     から       よう         
After the rain stopped, a rainbow appeared, like the sky was smiling.
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ジェーン         こと  あった  のように   こと          
Jane knew a lot about sumo, as if she had seen it before.

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Construction
(Elements in parentheses are optional.)
AVerb: Casual
 
Aな-adjective ある
 
ANoun ある
 
 
ようだ/に/の
Basic Examples:
おぼれるよう (as if (he) were drowning)

であるよう (as if (he) were famous)

であるよう (as if (she) were a swan)

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User notes
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This expression has basically the same meaning as ようだ, but it's just a bit stronger.
11 years ago
avatar 恵理子 - Level 1
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The だ can be replaced with に/の and attached to a verb or noun, respectively.
かのように+Verb
かのような+Noun
12 years ago
avatar マイコー (Site admin) - Level 110

Discussion about this grammar
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 99
Update on the construction:
Na-adjective + である + かのようだ
Noun + である + かのようだ

Another possibility is:
かのように + Verb / Adjective
かのような + Noun

は、てをっているのに、らないかのようなをしている。
3
12 years ago
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Site admin
Level: 110, : 6,629
Thanks!
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12 years ago



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