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Making Sense of Grammar
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paired conjunctions: 尽管…但是…

conjunctions followed by conjunctives: 尽管jìn guǎn…还是hái shì…,即使jí shǐ…也yě…,哪怕nǎ pà/就算jiù suàn…也yě…

尽管他又很多钱,但是并不感到幸福。

Jìn guǎn tā yòu hěn duō qián,dàn shì bìng bú gǎn dào xìng fú。

Although he is very rich, he isn’t happy.

尽管这道题很难,他还是做出来了。

Jìn guǎn zhè dào tí hěn nán,tā hái shì zuò chū lái le。

Even though it was a difficult question, he was able to do it.

即使你很忙,也得抽空来一趟。

Jí shǐ nǐ hěn máng,yě dé chōu kōng lái yī tàng。

Even if you are very busy, you’ll have to find time to (come and) visit.

这双鞋哪怕/就算穿十年,也穿不破。

Zhè shuāng xié nǎ pà /jiù suàn chuān shí nián,yě chuān bú pò 。

Even if you wear this pair of shoes for ten years, they will not wear out/you won’t wear them out.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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