连 Even – Part One

In Chinese, 连 can be used as a modifier to add emphases to the things it modifies. The structure “连 + …” is often used together with 都 or 也. The part following 连 can be either a Noun or a Verb.

S N/V 都/也 Verb Phrase
lián xuéxiàodìzhǐ dōu jìbúzhù!
学校地址 记不住!

You can't even remember the school address!

nàgè shēngyirén lián míngpiàn dōu búdài.
那个 生意人 名片 不带。

That businessman doesn't even bring a business card.

lián qíchē búhuì.
骑车 不会。

He can't even ride a bike.

连 can also precede the Subject

S 都/也 Verb Phrase
lián tāde péngyou dōu dōu bù xiāngxìn tā.
她的朋友 不相信她。

Even her friends don't believe him.

lián guānzhòng zhànqǐlái gúzhǎng.
观众 站起来 鼓掌。

Even the audience stood up to applaud.

lián tābàmā bùzhīdào
tāqùnǎérle.
他爸妈 不知道
他去哪儿了。

Even his parents don't know where he's gone.

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