After watching a few Indian movies, I noticed a recurrent pattern in the subtitles: an odd use of the word "even". Here are a couple of examples:
"A new suit won't make me a new man," he says, and she replies, "Even I love the old one, but he's gone."Fortunately, Hindi is an Indo-European language - and this precise thing happens in the translations I get from my Russian students. The word и (i) in Russian can mean "even" - or it can mean "and" or "too". And in Hindi, भी (bhi) has the same set of meanings.
"For the first time..." he begins and she says, blushing, "Oh Goddess, even for me it's the first time."
"I've just realized: not only do I hate parties, I hate people." "As far as I know," comes the answer, "even people aren't crazy about you."
The problem is that the translator has to realize how important that secondary meaning, the one tucked inside those parentheses, like this
(also: also, too)is. And that English "even" needs an "as" to approximate that meaning. "Even people aren't crazy about you" doesn't mean "people aren't crazy about you, too"; it means "people aren't crazy about you, either" - and "even for me it's the first time" means "I'm really not as experienced as you might think..."