9.05

suī

Even

虽然 (suī rán) Although / Even though / Despite Literal. Even this

虽说 (suī shuō) Having said Literal. Even said

+ A LITTLE MORE +

虽然 is often coupled with But / However (7.03 但) to form sentences. For examples:

这个饭锅虽然很便宜,不实用

(zhè gè fàn guō suī rán hēn pián yí, dàn bù shí yòng)

Even though this rice cooker is very cheap, it is not useful

Literal. This rice cooker although very cheap, but, not useful

爷爷虽然九十多,非常活跃

(yé yé suī rán jiǔ shí duō le, dàn fēi cháng huó yuè)

Despite being over ninety, Grandpa is very active

Literal. Grandpa although ninety plus, however , very active

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