mock

  • Pouïou

    Senior Member
    France (French)
    I did mock interviews at university and we said "une simulation d'entretien".
     

    leonbeyr

    Member
    French
    Hmm...
    I wouldn't think of mock as reserved for professional use (it is definitely used in scientific vocabulary), but I may be wrong. In any case, I would see the difference between mock and fake this way : fake is an attempt to deceive, whereas mock is acknowledged as a simulation (in a mock interview you know it's not a real one, and in science a mock treatment is like a placebo).
     
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