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Acting and pretending


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mer-merlu
to pretend to be angry
newalantu
to be pretend to be sleepy/asleep
baax-baaxlu
to pretend to be good
bañ-bañlu
to pretend to refuse (before agreeing); to refuse to grow old/not act one's age
dee-deelu
to play dead; to be unable to do sth; to pretend to be poor
jaay ndof
to pretend to be crazy
jéemëntu
to pretend to try to do sth
leemtu
to ignore s.o/to act as if one hasn't heard
njar ko naan
to act as if nothing was wrong; not to care
Su ma soowee rekk ma njar ko naan.
If she yells at me, I'll just act as if nothing was wrong.
tappale
to pretend; to make up an excuse
tay-taylu (ni)
to pretend (that)
Dafay tay-taylu ni gisu ma.
She is pretending that she didn't see me.
xaatar-xaatari
to present the appearance of being busy; to walk around appearing busy
xale-xalelu
to pretend to be a child/not to act one's age
xam-xamlu
to pretend to be smart
tanqamlu
to turn a deaf ear/pretend not to hear
roy
to imitate
muskàllafe
to give the impression of being a very dignified person
sos
to make up (a story, explanation etc)
fent
to make up/invent (a story/song/style)
tuumaal
to make up stories about; to spread rumours about
jëmbët fulla
to act serious
Dafay jëmbët fulla ndax bëggul ku ko yab.
He is acting serious because he doesn't want anyone to treat him with disrespect.