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English Reference for youda (ようだ)

Kanji
Kana
ようだ
youda
Definitions
  1. auxiliary usually kana (usu. at sentence-end) seeming to be, appearing to be
  2. like, similar to
  3. in order to (e.g. meet goal), so that
  4. indicates hope, wish, request or mild command
Example sentences
It is likely that he kept me waiting on purpose
He looks like a good boy
He doesn't seem to be aware of the problems
Judging from his report, the project seems to be going well
He's completely convinced of his own greatness but to the people around him he's just a selfish jerk
He looks like a completely different person to what he was before
She doesn't seem to be able to catch on to what he is saying
He is apparently responsible for it
He seems to be unaware of his mistake
The actress seems to have walked through her part
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