【N2】ごとし.. /gotoshi

ごとし.. As if ,like

 How to say ” like As if . .” in Japanese.

      • ・ Meaning :As if ,like,resemblance, analogy, similarity
    • ・ JLPT Level: 2
    • ・ Category: grammar

You can use “ごとし.. ” when you want to say ” like,  ..”.

The patterns is below:

Nounのごとき + Noun
Nounのごとく+ Adjective/Verb

~ごとし is an old expression equivalent in meaning to ~ようだ it is often used in idiomatic expressions.

 Examples of sentence

彼は魚のごとく泳ぐ
He swim like a fish.

当然のごとく
As if it were a matter of course,…

烈火のごとき非難。
Criticism like fire.

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