Student or Learner
Please, would you take a look at my sentence and correct eventual mistakes.
1. Even if I could not understand their language, nor knew anything about their background, I felt that they all had the same goal: they wanted to succeed in the new country and had great plans for the future.
I think I would be inclined to use "know" ("could not understand [present tense] nor know.....")
If we have the present in the first part of the sentence, how that will fit with the second part of the sentence, which is in the past?
Thank you so much for your time and your explanations. I really appreciate your help.