Hi. I'm Phil from BBC Learning English. Today I'm gonna tell you the difference between "even though" and "even if." Now, we use them both for emphasis, but they don't mean the same.
嗨。我是 BBC 學英文頻道的 Phil。今天我要告訴大家「even though（雖然、儘管）」和「even if（即使、就算）」的差別。我們會用這兩個片語來強調語氣，但它們意思不一樣喔。
We use "even though" to introduce something that's true but might be a little bit unexpected. It's a bit like "despite."
"Even though I hate driving, I'm still going to Scotland by car."
"Even though I hate tennis, I'm still gonna watch the final."
We use "even if" to introduce something hypothetical, so it might not be real.
"Even if it's sunny when we're in Scotland, I'm not going swimming."
"Even if you paid me, I wouldn't watch that film."
So, "even though" is for things that are true but unexpected, and "even if" is for things that are hypothetical, so they might not be real.
所以說，「even though」是用來講某件可能有點令人意外的事實，而「even if」是用來講假定的事情，這些事情有可能不是真的。
"Even though they look the same, they are different—even if you didn't notice at first!"