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さながら [さながら] (sanagara)
    Meaning: Just like
    Example: Just like the real thing.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: blabby

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ex #5509   夜のトイレを恐れる駄々っ子さながらの、言い訳にもならないセリフでお茶を濁した。 
Just like a spoiled, selfish child, I avoided the main issue.  
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ex #5510   さまざまなトラブルを想定した本番さながらの訓練 
The training session included a variety of mock situations and emergencies.  
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ex #5511   本場ニューヨークさながらのジャズナイト 
A jazz night just like a genuine New York one.  
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ex #5512   石器時代さながらの着火方法 
How to light a fire just like they did it in the stone age.  
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ex #5513   NYさながらのStylishな雰囲気  
A stylish atmosphere like New York  
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ex #5514   TOEICテストさながらの出題形式  
Questions just like the real ones that appear in the TOEIC test.  
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ex #5515   本番さながらのシミュレーション  
A simulation just like the real thing.  
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ex #5516   実際の試験さながらの模擬テスト  
A practice exam, just like the real one.  
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ex #5517   強盗団は近くの家から110メートルに及ぶトンネルを掘って侵入した。映画さながらの強盗だ。 
The group of robbers dug a 110m tunnel from a nearby house and entered the premises. It's just like a movie.  
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blabbyThere is Kanji for this grammar (宛ら), but it is usually written in hiragana.

For #5509, "Avoiding the main issue" is the only translation I can come up with for お茶を濁す that doesn't sound awkward. Any better ideas?
 
bamboo4Something like "muddle along" may be?
 

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