Decoded Slug: 即便 (jíbiàn) - Even if, even though

Mandarin Grammar Point
即便 (jíbiàn) - Even if, even though

即便 (jíbiàn) - Even if, even though

Short explanation:

Used to express the condition that, even given certain fact or circumstance

Formation:

即便 + Clause 1, (Subject +) Clause 2.

Examples:

即便明天下雨,我们也要去爬山。
Jíbiàn míngtiān xià yǔ, wǒmen yě yào qù páshān.
Even if it rains tomorrow, we will still go mountain climbing.
即便你不喜欢这个礼物,也不能这么直说。
Jíbiàn nǐ bù xǐhuān zhège lǐwù, yě bù néng zhème zhí shuō.
Even if you do not like this gift, you cannot say so directly.
即便他已经尽力了,结果还是失败了。
Jíbiàn tā yǐjīng jìnlì le, jiéguǒ háishì shībài le.
Even though he tried his best, the result was still a failure.
即便我很喜欢她,我还是不能告诉她。
Jíbiàn wǒ hěn xǐhuān tā, wǒ háishì bù néng gàosù tā.
Even though I like her very much, I still can't tell her.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese term '即便 (jíbiàn)' is used to express a hypothetical situation or a condition, often implying an adverse circumstance or difficult situation. It is equivalent to 'even if' or 'even though' in English. Usually used to introduce a clause, followed by the main clause, demonstrating the effect or result of the hypothetical situation.
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