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alle und alles

What's the difference between alle and alles? On tinycards alle was translated as all and alles was translated as everyone. But I just had a sentence "Alle mögen ihn" where alle was translated as everyone. Is there really a difference?

June 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/relox84

Alles and alle are not interchangeable: alle = everyone, alles = everything


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

"Alle" does not necessarily mean "everyone". It can also refer to countable objects, meaning "all (of them)".

Examples:

1) Alle singen das Lied. (Everyone sings the song.)

2 a) Ich habe fünf Hühner. Alle sind im Stall. (I have five chickens. All of them are in the henhouse.)

2 b) Alle fünf Hühner sind im Stall. (All of the five chickens are in the henhouse.)


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

Alle - All/Everyone Alles - everything "Er mögt alles"- He likes everything


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaH883755

You're right with alle/alles, but it's "Er mag alles" ;)


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

When would you use "mogt" then? And thanks for the correction :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/relox84

mögt is only the ihr form (ihr mögt), mögen has an irregular stem for the singular:

Ich mag / Du magst / Er mag


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

alle = "all (of them)" which can also mean "everyone" when referring to people.

alles = "everything" which cannot mean "everyone".

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