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Pronunciation: /prɪˈtend/

Translation of pretend in German:


  • 1 vorgeben she pretended to be asleep sie tat, als ob sie schlief[e]
  • 2 (imagine in play) pretend to be sth so tun, als ob man etw. sei


  • sich verstellen she's only pretending sie tut nur so

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