即使 jí shǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

即使 (jí shǐ) English Meaning

  • even if
  • even though
  • given that

Traditional Characters:  即使

即 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

使 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 即使是弯树也能遮阴。
    Jíshǐ shì wān shù yě néng zhē yīn.
    Even crooked trees give shade.
  • 即使下雨我们也要去。
    Jíshǐ xià yǔ wǒmen yě yào qù.
    We’ll go even if it rains.
  • 即使下雨我也会去那里。
    Jíshǐ xià yǔ wǒ yě huì qù nàlǐ.
    I will go there even if it rains.
  • 即使她爱我,我也不爱她。
    Jíshǐ tā ài wǒ, wǒ yě bù ài tā.
    Even if she loves me, I don’t love her.
  • 即使是小孩也能读这本书。
    Jíshǐ shì xiǎohái yě néng dú zhè běn shū.
    Even children can read this book.
  • 即使最便宜的也标价5英镑。
    Jíshǐ zuì piányí de yě biāojià 5 yīngbàng.
    Even the cheapest ones cost £5.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 ji 2

即 (jí): namely; that is; i.e.; prompt; at once; at present; even if; prompted (by the occasion); to approach; to come into contact; to assume (office); to draw near

  •  (gěn): decided
  •  (jié): seal

使 (shǐ): to make; to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; to send; to instruct sb to do sth; envoy; messenger

  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 吏 (lì): minor government official or functionary (old)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 即

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 使

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 促使 (cù shǐ): to induce; to promote; to urge; to impel; to bring about; to provoke; to drive (somebody to do something); to catalyze; to actuate; to contribute to (some development)
  • 使劲儿 (shǐ jìn r): to exert all one’s strength

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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