Decoded Slug: 即使 (jíshǐ) - Even if, even though

Mandarin Grammar Point
即使 (jíshǐ) - Even if, even though

即使 (jíshǐ) - Even if, even though

Short explanation:

Used to state a condition and simultaneously emphasize the hypothetical circumstances that will follow.

Formation:

即使 + Condition, Subject + 也 + Verb/Adjective + Rest of the sentence.

Examples:

即使下雨,我们也要去公园看音乐会。
Jíshǐ xià yǔ, wǒmen yě yào qù gōngyuán kàn yīnyuèhuì.
Even if it rains, we will go to the park to watch the concert.
即使我很累,我也会坚持完成这个项目。
Jíshǐ wǒ hěn lèi, wǒ yě huì jiānchí wánchéng zhège xiàngmù.
Even though I'm very tired, I will persist in completing this project.
即使你现在开始学习,你也来不及准备明天的考试。
Jíshǐ nǐ xiànzài kāishǐ xuéxí, nǐ yě láibují zhǔnbèi míngtiān de kǎoshì.
Even if you start studying now, it's too late to prepare for tomorrow's exam.
即使他不会说中文,他也想来中国工作。
Jíshǐ tā bù huì shuō Zhōngwén, tā yě xiǎng lái Zhōngguó gōngzuò.
Even though he can't speak Chinese, he still wants to work in China.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '即使 (jíshǐ)' is used to indicate a hypothetical situation and emphasize that the results will remain the same despite this hypothetical situation. It's equivalent to using 'even if' or 'even though' in English. This conjunction is usually followed by '也 (yě)' in the secondary clause.
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