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"Nicht jeder"

January 7, 2013

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Moke93

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

January 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/thetimesurfer

Because jedes means each and jeder means everyone...

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LiveWithMiracle

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

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EeroK

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

https://www.duolingo.com/vidute88

Very helpful! Danke!

January 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/giovana82

Thanks, Eerok! Danke!

February 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MCRmadness

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

https://www.duolingo.com/1234duolingo

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

July 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/guapoperez

not with everyone

April 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ni7

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

May 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sfyr

i thought everyone was alle

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Treppenwitz

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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