I am trying to write a sentence similar to the following sentence in German:

Selbst/Sogar die besten Schwimmer ertrinken können.

In English, my sentence would be:

Even the best swimmers can drown.

Should I use "selbst" or sogar"?

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    Even "auch" would work Commented Apr 10, 2020 at 17:45

1 Answer 1


There is no difference in what both variants express.
But the correct order of words is
Selbst/Sogar die besten Schwimmer können ertrinken.

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