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Even as he was speaking, a shot rang out.

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Sentence #40124

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Even as he was speaking, a shot rang out.

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sacredceltic
Jun 10th 2011, 00:12
this sounds strange, because there is no link between the speaking and the shot, so one doesn't quite get why "Even" is used here...
"As" would be well enough in my view.

@Needs native check
Shiawase
Jun 10th 2011, 08:14
Sounds ok to me.
It sounds like the orator was assassinated.
"Even as" is more compact than "at the very same time as"

The phrase also seems to be a good translation of ちょうど(何とか何とか)時に

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