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ID: QW0121 Intermediate
If you've made it to the intermediate level in Mandarin Chinese, you're definitely going to need to express "even if" from time to time. Today's lesson introduces three ways to say it: 即使 (jíshǐ), 哪怕 (nǎpà), 就算 (jiùsuàn), and explains the differences, and gives lots of examples.
Sat Oct 24 2009 | John, Connie, Liliana
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nǐ shuō ba 。jíshǐ shuō cuò le ，yě méiguānxi 。
Say something. Even if you make a mistake, it's okay.
jíshǐ bù xǐhuan ，yě yào shuō xǐhuan 。
Even if you don't like it, you still have to say you do.
nǎpà tiānqì bù hǎo ，wǒ yě yào qù 。
Even if the weathers bad, I'm still going to go.
nǎpà tā yī fēn qián yě méiyǒu ，wǒ yě yào jiàgěi tā 。
Even if he doesn't have any money at all, I still want to marry him.
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