"Nicht jeder"

January 7, 2013


Why does nicht jedes mean not each and nicht jeder mean not everyone?

January 10, 2013

Because jedes means each and jeder means everyone...

July 4, 2013

i'm wondering when we are supposed to use jeder instead of jede

January 7, 2013

It's pretty easy with jede (same as with many other words too): Masculine = jeder, Feminine = jede, Neuter = jedes. Jeder Hund, Jede Katze, Jedes Kind and so on. In this case: AFAIK it is a common phrase for "not everyone" and for some reason it requires the masculine. (Just guessing, but it might be that the "original" phrase was "nicht jeder Mann")

January 8, 2013

Very helpful! Danke!

January 10, 2013

Thanks, Eerok! Danke!

February 2, 2013

Hm. I write "Not everyone" and it says I forgot the space, I write "Not every one" and it says you have an extra space. Make up your mind, bro! :D

January 10, 2013

why isn't correct "nobody" instead of "not everyone"?

July 18, 2013

not with everyone

April 2, 2013

I am totally confused by all these words. For example what is the difference between jeder and jemand?

May 26, 2013

i thought everyone was alle

August 4, 2013

In my german grammar, jeder/jede/jedes/jede correspond to 'each', while jedermann to everyone. Perhaps in this example jeder is taken as an abbreviation of jedermann. I hope this is right and helps someone.

Also, jemand is 'someone' and niemand is 'no one'.

August 18, 2013
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