Chinese Grammar: Expressing “even” with “连...都 / 也.”
In Chinese, there are lots of patterns used in an associate contextual clause or a compose sentence. In fact, we’ve already learned many of them like expressing cause and effect, making supposes or concessions, etc. You guys may notice that in these grammatical structures, there are always appeared some conjunction words to link the structure in order to see the sentence well functioned.
When expressing determination in Chinese, sometimes you need to add an extra explanation to stress a certain unexpected situation or something surprising.
Using it for comparison
This structure 连...都/也 can be used to compare two situations. If you add a 不如 after 都/也, you'll express that you are surprised by one of the situations or comparing to the other one. Attention here usually the part after 连 is used to emphasize in the comparison.
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