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English Reference for furi (ふり)

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  1. noun counter swing, shake, wave, swinging
  2. noun usually kana appearance, behaviour
  3. usually kana pretence (pretense), show
  4. usually kana lacking a reservation or introduction (at a restaurant, etc.)
  5. postures (of a dance)
  6. unsewn part of a hanging sleeve on a traditional Japanese woman's garment
  7. suffix counter counter for swords, blades, etc.
Example sentences
She made believe that she had not heard me
She made believe that she had not heard him
At the sudden appearance of a bear, the kids made believe they were dead
He let on that he was a lawyer
He made a pretense of knowing my father
Her crying is just an act. Don't take it seriously
The boy made believe he was too ill to go to school
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