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わざとらしい [わざとらしい] (pretending)
    Meaning: fake, pretending
    Example: it seems like he is faking his injury
    JLPT Level: 0
    Author: tigert

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I ran into this grammar in a song I was translating.

it is a set phrase, using わざと meaning intentionaly and らしい it appears or it seems. to imply that what ever the case may be, it is being faked.

this is the kind of Japanese that is best wispered that spoken. 使ったら気を付けってね

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ex #6680   わざとらしい笑い。  
An artificial smile.  
ex #6681   彼のわざとらしい話し方が嫌いだ。  
I don't like his affected manner of speaking.  
ex #6682   彼のけがするのは、わざとらしいですね  
It`s like he is faking his injury.  

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