Translation of "pretend" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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pretendverb [ I ]

uk /prɪˈtend/ us /prɪˈtend/

B2 to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not, especially in order to deceive people or as a game

假装,伪称;(游戏中)装扮
[ + (that) ] He pretended (that) he didn't mind, but I knew that he did. 他假装不在乎,但我知道他很介意。
The children pretended (that) they were dinosaurs. 孩子们装扮成恐龙。
[ + to infinitive ] Were you just pretending to be interested? 你只是在假装感兴趣吗?
She's not really hurt - she's only pretending. 她并不是真的受了伤——她只是在装。
Of course I was angry - I can't pretend otherwise. 我当然生气了——怎么可能会是装的。
not pretend to do sth formal

to not claim something that is false

不想妄称…
I don't pretend to be an expert on the subject. 我不想妄称自己是该学科的专家。

More examples

  • She'll pretend that she hasn't seen us - you watch.
  • Just for a laugh, I pretended that I'd forgotten it was his birthday.
  • He isn't really angry - he's just pretending.
  • She sidled past him, pretending that she had not seen him.
  • He even tried to pretend he was a film star's son - can you believe it?

(Translation of “pretend” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)