The trick is the word order here:
Alle mögen sie means
Everyone likes her. Whereas,
They like everything is probably
Sie mögen alles.
it's also right ! I think this depends on the context http://deutschinallerwelt2.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/136-word-order-in-main-clause-ii.html
alle - everyone, alles - everything. I put "Everyone (plural) like her" and that is wrong. But "Everyone likes her" is correct. How can I know what is mean "sie" - "her" or "them"? Bitte
it is your English that is wrong here. Everyone in English is always singular
Yes, I know now. English is not my native one, but in my native - "everyone" is plural, like in DE
I think that would "alles". Also your word order is non-standard so would more be an answer to "what type of food do they like?" "They like absolutely everything"
It would be correct if the sentence was "Alles mögen Sie", since its "Alles = everything" and "Alle = everyone", and the capitalized "S" in "Sie" means You or They :D
I think so, just like in Spanish TODOS is a plural word :) but Spanish is a bit complicated :) hehehe
isn't Jeder everyone? so why is Alle everyONE here and not everyTHING? wouldn't the sentence be "Jeder mogen sie?
Jeder mag sie. could be possible.
jeder takes a singular verb, alle takes a plural verb.
I suppose the difference is that jeder focusses more on the individuals ("each and every single person") while alle treats them more as a group ("all of them; everyone").
How could I tell, If the sentence means “They like everyone" or "Everyone likes them"? Though a little bit strange sounds the former one, they are both acceptable:-P
If there is any confusion as to which noun/pronoun is nominative and which is accusative then the nominative should come first. Here Alle and sie can both be plural and are the same in nominative as accusative, so the grammar endings provide no clue. There is no other context to suggest that sie is the nominative so we must go with the word order: Alle as nominative and sie as accusative.
At this language level I think this should always be the case, it gets too confusing otherwise. It's true that DL has a couple of examples with the plural accusative before the plural nominative ("Hausgeräte haben meine Eltern" of similar) but I think that is a poor sentence at this level because although meine Eltern would be much more common as the nominative, without clarifying sentences either side of it you can come up with examples where the appliances "have" the parents.
I was asking myself the same question. I think it's time for us to check on the word order in German sentences.
As the object, it's often ambiguous without context, like here -- the two simply look the same.
In such cases, Duo should accept both.
when "jedenman" is everyone, and "alles" is everything, why was that "Everything likes you" wrong?
They like 'everbody'? And that seems like a completely different meaning compared to 'Everyone likes them'.
"We all" is first person, "everyone" is third person. An alternative to "everyone" would be "they all", not "we all".
I'm not sure why the answer can't be "Everyone likes her", though. I'm looking things up in other translators and can't work it out.
I make different answer, exactly like this "All of them like her" and they say that is correct one.
I think "sie" should be capitalized "Sie" because it is the plural for the third person. When it is singular, we write "sie". Just the verb "mögen" said me what is the person, because, for her, it is "mag". sie mag Sie mögen
No: This is very important.
sie uncapitalised means she/her and They/them Sie capitalised means you, the formal version
No, they're not the same. Just watch the verb. Sie mögen (they like), or sie mag (she likes).
Although it should be capitalized, you can catch it by the verb.
Sie can be she or her. Ihr is her. It's depends on whether "her" is an accusative or a dative pronoun.
sie is accusative form and ihr is dative form. The majority of verbs have an accusative object. A few like helfen have a dative object in which case you would use ihr "ich helfe ihr" - "I help her"
So is Alle (Everyone) in German a third person plural noun? is that the reason for that conjugation?
It takes third person plural verbs, yes, because it's a plural form (the noun form of an adjective which is only used in the plural).
Just like English "all (of them)" -- we don't say "all of them likes her" but "all of them like her".
"Alle" is "all of them" - it treats them together.
"Jeder" is "everyone" in the sense of "each of them" - it treats them one by one.
"Alle Katzen" = all cats (together); "jede Katze" = every cat (individually)
everybody likes you would be 1 you (formal) alle mögen Sie(S is capital) 2 you ( singular -informal) alle mögen dich 3 she/they alle mögen sie (s is small) 4 you (plural -informal) alle mögen euch
I made a mistake by translating it as "Do you like everything". I understood the reasons why it was wrong after reading the comments. But if one really does want to say that formally, would it be "Mögen Sie Alles" ?
Thanks a lot. I am only learning to understand the importance of Capitalization in Deutsch. Thanks a bunch for clarifying.
Everyone is singular, I don't know why this App. used plural verb like "mögen"?? Alle mag...
I translated: "They like everybody" and was not good, however the correct solution was " They like everbody" ??? Why?