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thetazuo

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Chinese - China
そうーーまるで、CR-ユニットの存在を知ってでもいるかのように。

Hi. What is the function of the でも in this sentence?
Thank you.
 
  • Yokozuna

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    It is a kind of euphemism. We use でも not to directly refer to something, raising it as an example.

    幽霊でも見たかのような顔をしているね= You look like as if you have seen something very scary, like a ghost.
    怪我でもしたらどうするんだ= What would you do if you faced something bad, like getting hurt.

    まるで、CR-ユニットの存在を知ってでもいるかのように。 =They(?) were ~, like, as if they(?) already knew CR-ユニット.
     
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