The Chinese word “甚至” means “even” or “to the extent that”. It is used to express surprise or emphasis when something unexpected or extreme happens. For example, “他甚至不知道自己的名字” means “He doesn’t even know his own name”. In this sentence, “甚至” emphasizes the surprising fact that someone doesn’t know their own name.
|他喜欢吃辣到甚至会流鼻涕||tā xǐhuān chī là dào shènzhì huì liú bítì||He likes to eat spicy food to the point where his nose runs|
|这个地方的风景美丽得甚至让人不想离开||zhège dìfāng de fēngjǐng měilì de shènzhì ràng rén bù xiǎng líkāi||The scenery in this place is so beautiful that it makes people not want to leave|
|她的动作轻盈得甚至像一只舞蹈家||tā de dòngzuò qīngyíng de shènzhì xiàng yī zhī wǔdǎojiā||Her movements are so graceful that she even looks like a dancer|
|这个问题的难度甚至让专家们都感到头疼||zhège wèntí de nándù shènzhì ràng zhuānjiāmen dōu gǎndào tóuténg||The difficulty of this problem even makes experts feel headache|
|这个电影的情节复杂得甚至需要看两遍才能理解||zhège diànyǐng de qíngjié fùzá de shènzhì xūyào kàn liǎng biàn cái néng lǐjiě||The plot of this movie is so complex that it requires watching twice to understand|
甚至 is part of HSK Level 4 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.