JLPT N1 Grammar (sura / de sura)

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Noun(で)すら
(に)すら

Learn Japanese grammar: (sura / de sura). Meaning: even (with emphasis).

This grammar is very similar to さえ

JLPT grammar すら / ですら (sura / de sura)  - Learn Japanese
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Example #1

話したことさえも
kekkon nante tondemonai. watashi wa otoko no hito to hanashita koto sura nai no desu.
Getting married is out of the question. I've never even talked to a man before.
Example #2

家族にも
kono nayami wa kazoku ni sura ienai.
I can't talk about this problem with even my family.
Example #3

小さい子供でも
nusumi ga warui koto de aru no wa, chiisai kodomo de sura shitteiru.
Even small children know that stealing is something bad.
Example #4

大学教授でも
kanojo wa, daigaku kyouju de sura ki ga tsukanakatta mondaiten wo shiteki shimashita.
She pointed out problems that even university professors had not noticed.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
とんでもないunthinkable
悩みなやみworries
盗みぬすみtheft
教授きょうじゅprofessor
問題点もんだいてんthe main problem
指摘してきpointing out

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