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To give context, this is the sentence:

永远不能忘记的是北京,因为我在那里住的太久了,仿佛树生了根一样。

I am not sure how to render the last bit. I'm guessing it's saying:

  1. As if I am a tree, the roots are the same as my life, sown in from birth;
  2. I'm the same as a growing tree and its roots.

Not sure if I'm picking out the right things, I'm reading 仿佛 and 一样 as separate items, or does the sentence construction 仿佛...一样 have a meaning of some kind?

If so, how to use it, what is the difference between saying just 仿佛,or using 仿佛...一样?

  • 仿佛...一样 a sentence pattern, but 一样 is optional,we can also use 仿佛...一般. – Daniel Yeung Oct 23 '14 at 1:31
  • 仿佛 is seldom used in daily conversation. But if you are writing an essay it's OK to use it. – AGamePlayer Oct 23 '14 at 3:42
  • Accidentally linked to this, I shall point that 彷彿 is the orthography, and 仿佛 is discouraged. 教育部辭典 – Violapterin Jun 9 '17 at 9:11
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仿佛: seem; as if ; just like

Example1 : 她工作努力,仿佛不知疲倦似的。 She works hard as if she never knew fatigue .
Example2 : 无论我提议什么事,她仿佛都不愿干。She doesn't seem to want to do anything i suggest.
Example3 : 她她如此美丽,仿佛就像个天使。 She so beautiful just like an angel.
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@daniel and @user3835327 have provided enough information on the usage of 仿佛. Your understanding of the sentence doesn't seem to be on spot. It says:

...I have been living there for too long, just like a tree rooted to this land (so that we became inseparable).

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仿佛 is that you feels like, but it's not true; 一样 is that actually existed and the same.

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There are couple ways to use 仿佛, as well as meaning:
仿佛 = as if, seem (as provided by user3835327)

仿佛...一样 means seems like, for example:
仿佛树生了根一样 - Seems like the tree has rooted there.

Therefore 仿佛 and 一样 can be used separately, while together they forms a sentence structure.

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