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〜(で)すら ([〜(で)すら] )((de)sura)
    Meaning: just / even if 〜さえ
    Example: if you just take your vitamins
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #5358   この天才の私ですらわからなかった 
a genius such as myself even didn't understand  
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ex #5359   私は緊張しすぎて、ちらっと見ることすら出来ませんでした  
I was so nervous that I couldn't even take a quick peek  
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ex #5360   「人」の漢字すら知らない生徒は、いないでしょ! 
There are no students that don't even know the 「人」 kanji!  
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ex #6039   この大学の学生の中には教師に対する口の聞き方すら知らないものがいる。  
Some student in this university don't even know how to talk to teachers.  
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ex #6040   これらの言葉ですらいつか消えてしまいます。  
Even these words will someday disappear.  
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ex #6041   こんなケーブル線ですら、6000円もした。  
Even this cable cost me 6000 yen.  
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ex #6042   しっと深い人は、友達についてすら、いじわるをして、満足感をうる。  
A jealous person gets a feeling of contentment by behaving like a dog in the manger even with his friends.  
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ex #6043   その生徒は先生に返事すらしませんでした。  
The student did not so much as answer the teacher.  
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ex #6044   もちろん品も、そして郵送料すらも返ってこなかった。  
Of course, even neither goods nor the mailing fee returned.  
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ex #6045   海外で育つ日本人の子供の場合、日本語が完璧にできる場合ですら、帰国後日本の学校に適応するのに大変苦労することが時々ある。  
Japanese children brought up overseas sometimes face great difficulty in adjusting themselves to Japanese schools after returning, even though they have a perfect command of Japanese.  
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ex #6046   最も強大な帝国ですら崩壊する。  
Even the mightiest of empires comes to an end.  
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ex #6047   社長は我々の給料を少しあげることすら惜しんだ。  
Our boss begrudged us even a small raise in pay.  
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ex #6048   想像すらできない。  
I couldn't even guess.  
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ex #6049   中には月を訪れたことのあるものすらいる。  
Some people have even visited the moon.  
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ex #6050   虫ですら向かってくるものだ。  
Even a worm will turn.  
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ex #6051   彼ですらそれが上手にできるなら、我々ならなおさらだ。  
If he can do it well, so much more can we.  
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ex #6052   彼には日常必需品すらない、まして贅沢品はあるわけがない。  
He has no daily necessities, much less luxuries.  
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ex #6053   彼の息子は自分の名前を書くことすらできない。  
His son cannot so much as write his own name.  
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ex #6054   彼は、オペラはもちろんのこと、童謡すら歌えない。  
He cannot even sing children's songs, let alone opera.  
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ex #6055   彼は自分の家族すら取りしきれないのに、まして一国を治めるなんて!  
He can't run his own family, let alone a nation!  
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ex #6056   彼女はフランス語は言うに及ばず母国語すらろくに話せない。  
She doesn't even speak her own language well, let alone French.  
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BenThis seems to be similar to 'demo', which might be a good way to remember it. 
Miki#O There are no students? I can't read u人」as 「人」. mojibake! 
dcis this identical to  ?

見るさえできない
見るすらできない
- cannot even see
 
xabre24Can you use 〜すら to say something like "if you so much as touch this, there'll be trouble"? 
AtsukeFor those wondering the difference between 〜さえ and 〜(で)すら, here's a good site from Tae Kim.

http://guidetojapanese.org/even.html#part3
 
karekanoI can't add examples or notes because the system says that there is no "desura" entry. Can someone help me?  

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