Decoded Slug: 甚至 (shènzhì) - Even, so much so that

Mandarin Grammar Point
甚至 (shènzhì) - Even, so much so that

甚至 (shènzhì) - Even, so much so that

Short explanation:

Used to emphasize the surprising or extreme result of a situation.

Formation:

Phrase 1, 甚至 + Phrase 2

Examples:

他不仅喜欢踢足球,甚至每天都要训练几个小时。
Tā bùjǐn xǐhuān tī zúqiú, shènzhì měitiān dū yào xùnliàn jǐ gè xiǎoshí.
He not only likes to play football, he even trains for several hours every day.
我在这个城市生活了很多年,甚至我已经忘记了我是从哪里来的。
Wǒ zài zhège chéngshì shēnghuóle hěnduō nián, shènzhì wǒ yǐjīng wàngjìle wǒ shì cóng nǎlǐ lái de.
I have lived in this city for many years, so much so that I have even forgotten where I came from.
她对这个电视剧如此痴迷,甚至忘记了吃晚饭。
Tā duì zhège diànshì jù rúcǐ chīmí, shènzhì wàngjìle chī wǎnfàn.
She's so obsessed with this TV drama that she even forgets to eat dinner.
这个决定非常重要,甚至可能改变我们公司的整个未来。
Zhège juédìng fēicháng zhòngyào, shènzhì kěnéng gǎibiàn wǒmen gōngsī de zhěnggè wèilái.
This decision is extremely important, it could even change the entire future of our company.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '甚至 (shènzhì)' is used to emphasize the extent or degree of a certain situation or condition, indicating the result is surprising, unexpected, or more extreme than previously stated. It is similar to 'even' or 'so much so that' in English. It is usually used in formal contexts.
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