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"Nicht jeder"

January 7, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moke93

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thetimesurfer

Because jedes means each and jeder means everyone...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiveWithMiracle

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vidute88

Very helpful! Danke!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giovana82

Thanks, Eerok! Danke!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guapoperez

not with everyone


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ni7

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BriBearz

Jeder - Everyone Jemand - Someone


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sfyr

i thought everyone was alle


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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'.

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