Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Even if" in Chinese

"Even if X, Y." is a common enough sentence structure, but I don't remember having learned it in Chinese class. "Even if" is expressed with 就算 (or 就算是), e.g.:

就算你開得很快, 你一樣會遲到. (Jiùsuàn nǐ kāi de hěn kuài, nǐ yīyàng huì chídào.)
Even if you drive fast, you'll still be late.

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