N3 Grammar Course

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N3 Grammar Course

~さえ

Usage:

Noun + さえ

Particle + さえ

Noun(People) + (で) + さえ

 

Meaning:

even…

 

Examples:

本人ほんじんでさえ、けいちがえるあいがある。

Even Japanese may make a mistake in the honorific language.

 

かれあるくことさえできない。

Even walking is hard for him.

 

Note:

1.You can use も to replace さえ, but さえ is like an intensive of も.

かれあるくこともできない。

Even walking is hard for him.

 

2.さえも is like an intensive of さえ. They are very similar words and in many cases can be used interchangeably.

かれあるくことさえもできない。

Even walking is hard for him.

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