學習如何區分 even though 和 even if

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雖然搭配 「even though」 和 「even if」 都可以在一句話中起強調作用,但它們的意思不同。 它們分別用來引出出乎意料的事實和假設的情況。看視頻,學習如何正確使用 「even though」 和 「even if」。

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Hi, I’m Phil from BBC Learning English. Today, I’m going to tell you the difference between even though and even if.

Now, we use them both for emphasis, but they don’t mean the same.

We use even though to introduce something that’s true, but might be a little bit unexpected. It’s a bit like ‘despite’.

Even though I hate driving, I’m still going to Scotland by car.

Even though I hate tennis, I’m still going to watch the final.

We use even if to introduce something hypothetical, so it might not be real.

Even if it’s sunny when we’re in Scotland, I’m not going swimming.

Even if you paid me, I wouldn’t watch that film.

So, even though is for things that are true but unexpected, and even if is for things that are hypothetical, so they might not be real.

Even though they look the same, they are different – even if you didn’t notice at first.

用法總結

1. 「Even though」 的意思是 「即使,雖然」,它用來引出一個真實、但出乎意料的情況,類似於介係詞 「despite」 的用法。

  • Even though I hate drivingI’m still going to Scotland.
  • Even though I hate tennis, I’m still going to watch the final.

2. 「Even if」 的意思是 「即便,即使」,它用來引出一個假設的情況,所以不一定是事實。

  • Even if it’s sunny when we’re in Scotland, I’m not going swimming
  • Even if you paid me, I wouldn’t watch that film.