as if                 
Usage: Very common(How do I use this?)                 
? Synonyms:
such asas if/
Adso: such as
Cantofish: samemdbg
MDBG: as; as if; such as
LDC: as (if); such as
CDict: sameldc'
Explanation of fields above:
Simplfied Chinese                 Traditional Chinese
Mandarin pinyin                 Cantonese jyutpin
Short English definition                 Measure word (if available)
Approximate frequency of usage                 
Breakdown of phrase into characters or smaller words                 Synonyms from Chinesetools.en
Merged definitions (with references to original sources)                 

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