"Jeder braucht Wasser."

Translation:Everybody needs water.

November 4, 2013



Jeder = Alle?

November 4, 2013

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Jeder = each/ each one or every/ every one = everybody/everyone

Alle = all = everybody/everyone

In the end, if they're referring to people, they basically have the same meaning in English.

November 4, 2013


I thought the same and translated as 'All need water.' Not correct enough or just not added as correct?

April 3, 2014

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"all" doesn't really work as a pronoun by itself. If "alle" is used as a pronoun, then it can only be "everyone"/"everybody".

April 3, 2014


'All' doesn't work as a pronoun in german or english?

November 15, 2014


I can't think of anything technically wrong with the sentence "All need water," but I think it would be more common to hear "They all need water" or "All of them need water."

June 19, 2015


"all" in English. you can use all as a pronoun only in the meaning of "everything", like in "all is beautiful"

January 12, 2018


In English. He meant that we cannot translate it as "All need water" because this sentence in incorrect in English.

June 19, 2015


I would argue they're not quite the same, as jede refers to a single person while alle would refer to multiple people. While it doesn't really have much difference in meaning, you do have to make sure your verbs/adjectives reflect this difference.

March 31, 2016


I'm a bit confused. I thought Alles = everyone and alle = every/all (alle Frauen = all women) So in this sentence Jeder = Alles and not alle? Is there any example where Alle stands alone as a subject without any noun following?

November 22, 2015


I think alles=everything and alle=everyone(and in some cases, "all of the"). I understood jeder to be "every", I am having a hard time understanding its use as "everyONE" in some sentences, without it having been listed in the drop down or explained in the lesson. I'm not sure about alle being a stand alone, without a noun following it. Super newbie here!

May 20, 2019


Could anybody explain the trick with the word "jeder" gender? E.g. there are jeder, jede, jedes for different genders. But if we want to say about the mixed group which has members with all genders, which form shall we use? Is the masculine stronger?

September 13, 2014


well the word "jed" only takes singular complements. If you're talking about a group of people then you have to use the word "Alle". Jede Frau, jeder Mann, jedes Kind. But alle Frauen, alle Männer, alle Kinder, alle Leute, alle Menschen.

October 29, 2015


I still don't understand. You mean that, when there's no complement, it should be always jeder? Does this rule only apply to Jeder or can it apply to other words to?

July 11, 2019


Most likely neuter

May 14, 2015


Why isn't it 'Jeder brauchen Wasser'? Surely Jeder is plural?

August 30, 2014


'Jeder' is closer to the meaning of 'each' or 'every' in English. When you say "Every one needs water", you collectively refer to the set as a singular and hence use 'needs'. Same case here.

February 13, 2015


That was my assumption too but obviously isn't correct. Hopefully somebody will answer.....

November 9, 2014

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    man, i keep getting confused. Braucht sounds just like brought to me and i keep getting it backward. x_x

    September 4, 2014


    Why wouldn't" each needs water be correct?" Each would be the same as everybody, I believe.

    February 10, 2014


    normally you'd say "each person" or "each child" or "each animal" and not just "Each needs" - grammatically the word 'each' needs a noun identifier with it.

    July 31, 2014


    The second sentence here is grammatical without an overt noun: "These are the plants. Each [plant] needs water."

    August 13, 2014


    In your example, "plant" becomes an antecedent. In context, the antecedent in the second sentence is implied. Without the first sentence, there would be no antecedent.

    December 5, 2015


    I put "Each one needs water." and was marked wrong.

    August 5, 2014

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      Ich auch.

      January 3, 2015


      okay so I'm wondering..... in this case, jeder is used as a singular word just like everybody is in english? if so, it works same as pronouns like es/er/sie and brings the verb into 'braucht' form and not 'brauchen'?

      January 7, 2015


      Why does 'everything' not count here? Does jeder only apply to people?

      March 4, 2016


      why not jedes or jede?

      July 6, 2019


      Because “Mensch” is implied: “Jeder Mensch braucht Wasser.”

      September 1, 2019


      So in other words, just so I understand the distinction between "Jeder" and "Alle"... Jeder could be used to refer to things that are not people given that it means "each one or every one"? Or is that not correct?

      May 7, 2014


      So all this pronouns like Niemand, Man, jeder... will be with a verb conjugation like the one for Ihr?

      July 25, 2014


      How can you tell from the words after if jede or jeder is needed?

      July 30, 2014


      Depends on number, gender, and case. Jeder is for masculine nominative while jede is feminine/plural.


      August 7, 2014


      Thank you

      August 10, 2014


      Water is not masculine so das Wasser should mean jedes? Someone fix my flawed thinking.

      December 5, 2014


      I'm stuck wondering the same. Is it "Jeder" because there's a missing (unrequired) word:

      Jeder Mench braucht Wasser


      December 19, 2014


      Right, the gender of "Wasser" has no bearing on the ending of "jeder" because "jeder" is not describing "water" but the people who are drinking it.

      April 14, 2015


      Quick question: can i use everyone instead of everybody?

      April 13, 2015


      In English, the words "everyone" and "everybody" are interchangeable. So, yes, you may use either one.

      December 5, 2015


      Is it ok "anybody needs water"?

      September 8, 2014


      when do we use the Jede family and when do we use alle/alles? keep losing heart over this

      September 10, 2014


      I just received an email, and the translation “each one needs water” is now accepted. (April 13, 2015)

      April 13, 2015


      Ok so would; "alle brauchen Wasser" be correct too as alle is the plural form of everyone?

      May 20, 2015


      Everyone=plural="brauchen." Right?

      June 14, 2015


      Of course, there is actually no reason why the singulars and plurals here should work the same way in German as they do in English . . . but they do happen to.


      "Everyone" is singular. Yes, really! I know the word refers to a lot of people, but the singular verb ending is always used after "everyone." You say, "Everyone here owns a car." NOT "Everyone here own cars." I think the reason why is that "everyone" is a compound of "every" and "one," and "one" is singular.

      "All" is plural. You could say, "All own cars."


      "Jeder" is singular. (And aside from meaning "everyone," "jeder" can also mean "each" or "each one.")

      "Alle" is plural. (And it can be translated both "everyone" and "all.")

      June 14, 2015


      when to use jeder , jede , jedes?

      July 17, 2015


      I didn't get still the points what is the difference b/n jeder,jedes,jede

      October 29, 2015


      or beer! =D

      November 30, 2015


      Anyone is incorrect?

      January 2, 2016


      What is the different between jeder ..jeden..jede

      May 29, 2016


      Why wouldn't it be brauchen not braucht? Isn't jeder plural?

      June 7, 2016


      In general "jeder" needs a noun in the singular and "alle" a noun in the plural. If there is no antecedent in the context, then "jeder" refers to "Mensch" including "jede Frau" and "jedes Kind" and alle refers to "Menschen".

      July 3, 2016


      Sand cats and kangaroo rats don't need to drink water to survive.

      March 10, 2017


      what about 'we all need water'

      March 19, 2017


      Alles also means everything

      May 17, 2017


      How come it wasn't brauchen if it's all or everyone

      June 5, 2017


      Jeder sounded like Ihr

      August 22, 2017


      why is it 'braucht' and not 'brauchen'? Everybody is more then one person so why doesn't it use the 'wir' format?

      November 17, 2018


      why it isn'tJeder brauch(en) Wasser ?

      February 3, 2019


      Jeder...ist...hier! :)

      Is that right?

      March 4, 2019


      I answered, Everyone needs water." I was marked wrong. Was my answer poor grammar or simply wrong?

      April 26, 2019


      Why is it Jeder? Wouldn't that be masculine? Why is there no plural form?

      June 23, 2019


      It sounds like she is saying "brauft" when she speaks at the normal pace!

      July 11, 2015


      I thought Jedemann is everybody?

      November 14, 2014


      Good question. :/

      April 22, 2014


      What do you mean? This sentence is a statement, not a question.

      July 31, 2014
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