"I like all books."

Translation:Ich mag alle Bücher.

January 25, 2013



alle = all and jede/jedes/jeder = every

use 'all' with the plural noun, just as in English, 'all books' - 'alle Bücher'

and even if it was singular "I like every book" you would use 'jedes' as book is neuter (das Buch). So it would be "Ich mag jedes Buch."

December 16, 2013



January 14, 2015


I'm curious what exactly is difference or use case for jede, jeder and jedes?

January 12, 2015


Jeder is for Mas Jedes is for neut Jede is for Fem/Plu

September 14, 2015


Thanks, for a long time, I only used mobile app, so missed on a lot of that before I found they taught that on web. Now that German tree is remade, I'll go again on the web.

October 24, 2015


Can somebody help me with the difference between "alle" and "alles" ?

May 30, 2014


But i think that we use alle followed by a name "alle Bücher" but we use "alles" when we omet Bücher

June 15, 2014


I think, from a wiktionary link someone else mentioned, that alles is the pronoun sense of "all" (of which "alle" is apparently a form), whereas here we want an adjective. It sounds like "alle" the adjective may only be used for plural nouns (like in English we wouldn't say "all cat" or... indeed, "all your base [are belong to us]", only "all cats" and "all your bases" ) and so lack a neuter singular declension? But I don't know.

October 30, 2014


    It's hard to explain succinctly as it changes whether there's a noun after it or not, but there is a good in-depth explanation here: http://yourdailygerman.com/2012/02/09/meaning-alle/

    February 5, 2016


    I have the same question

    June 15, 2014


    Why not "Ich mag jede Bücher"?

    February 10, 2013


    'Ich mag alle Bücher' - I like all books. 'Ich mag jedes Buch' - I like each and every book. 'jede/r/s' is followed by the singular in German, although it describes the plural: Jedes Kind - every child.

    February 11, 2013


    I can't help but try to think about this mathematically.
    So is jede saying that 'I like every book in a particular set of books' (such as the Harry Potter series) while alle says 'I like every book in every set of books' (every book ever written) ?

    August 2, 2013


    Well, isn't it likewise in English though?

    All books, all dogs, all geese

    Every book, every dog, every goose

    October 30, 2014


    What about "Ich habe alle Bücher gern." ? Doesn't that mean the same thing?

    April 24, 2014


    "Gern" is used on a verb, to say you like doing something. "Mögen" is the verb "to like". So... I guess it'd mean "I like having all books".

    February 27, 2016


    Nein das geht mir nicht. Ich glaube, die Grammatik ist falsch, es sollte "...habe gern alle..." sein. Jedenfalls würde den Satz "I like to have all books" heißen.

    December 4, 2015


    Why is ich mag correct and not ich mochte , i dont understand

    December 11, 2014


      Ich mag = "I like" (present)
      Ich mochte = "I liked" (past)
      Ich möchte = "I would like" (subjunctive II)

      January 5, 2016


      What's the difference between "mag" and "möchte".

      January 5, 2015


      If I'm not mistaken, "mag" would be "like" as in appreciate something. "Möchte" would be to like / want / choose something. Example: Möchte Sie etvas essen?

      February 27, 2015


      I found a translation for 'Alles' as 'all' in a few places in the internet as well in dictionaries.

      January 25, 2013


      Bücher is plural, so you have to use "alle" (pl)

      February 3, 2013


      What would be the translation for "I like all the Books?"

      February 14, 2014


      In German, there's no difference between "all books" and "all the books". Both translate to "alle Bücher".

      February 14, 2014


      I got a multiple choice for this, and I'm curious now whether if it had said "Alle Buecher gefallen mir" if that would have been a correct answer?

      (Two of my options were ____ Buecher gefallen mir, but they didn't refer to /all/ books, but to other (Anderen) and many (viele) books. (no I am not sure whether those are declined correctly?))

      October 30, 2014


      What is the difference between buch and bücher?

      February 14, 2015


      Buch is singular. Bücher is plural.

      February 26, 2015


      Why " Ich gern alle Bücher " is wrong? ?

      February 6, 2016


        You're missing a verb - that sentence reads as "I gladly all books" (You gladly what all books?). Read my other comment in reply to CristianAn.

        February 6, 2016


        Still confused. Is it pronounced Boosher or booyer? Or are both the man's and woman's pronounciation valid?

        June 25, 2017


        It isn't either. The sound is called an ich-laut, and is sort of like a hissing sound. You make it by almost closing to the "sh" sound, but let the air through before your teeth touch.

        March 4, 2019


        I have the same question as herrthomas2013: what about "ich habe alle Bücher gern"?

        November 18, 2014


        Whats the difference between mag and gerne?

        January 7, 2016


          Here is a good explanation: https://yourdailygerman.com/2013/08/07/moegen-gern-gefallen-difference/

          The gist of that article is:

          • Mag/mögen is a verb used for liking things or people. You are familiar with them, and you like them.
          • Gern(e) is an adverb, and so is used for saying you like activities (other verbs).
          • Gefallen/gefällt is another verb, which means "is pleasing to". Grammatically it's a bit different as it requires swapping the subject and object. It's less 'committed' than the other two - just that you like something about it but you maybe don't like it yet.

          Some examples:

          • I have read a book, and have decided that I think it's a good one: Mag
          • The book itself might not have been good, but I really like sitting down in a nice chair and relaxing while turning the pages and just reading things: Gern
          • I see a book in the shop with a funny picture on the front. I don't know yet if it's a good book, but the cover makes me smile: Gefällt

          Some bonus notes:

          • Mögen is the infinitive form of the verb, which becomes mag in the first person. Wir mögen but Ich mag.
          • Gern/gerne mean exactly the same thing. It's not even an inflection. Choose whichever one you feel like.
          • Gefallen is also the infinitive form of that verb. Sie gefallen mir or Das gefällt ihm, etc.
          January 7, 2016


          Finally something i can relate to

          August 29, 2017


          It showed an error for "ich mag jedes Bücher" that use Buch not Bücher

          January 17, 2016


            Please read the comments! They explain this several times already.

            January 17, 2016


            Make up your mind. I had it wrong before while I knew I was right and now when I write the answer you wanted me to write you tell me I am wrong.

            July 1, 2018


            Can someone tell me when to use gerne and when to use mag/st?

            January 8, 2016


              Dude, read the comments. I put a lot of effort into the explanation I already wrote :P

              January 8, 2016


              Thanks mate, you made it clear for me, actually i was on phone when i posted that and was not able to read your comment. BTW thanks again :)

              January 8, 2016
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