https://www.duolingo.com/seniorhitler

What's the difference between все and всё?

I heard that все is "everyone" and всё is "everything" but I really don't know.

April 16, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Artiom447504

You are right. However, a tricky thing is that since it is not obligatory to use ё in writing (it isn't considered a mistake to replace it with е), most publishers mix that two words up. So, usually you get the meaning from the context.

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Evgeny_Semyonov

For example "всё" using: "мне всё надоело", "я всё знаю" or "все": "я уже прочитал все новости", "все мои друзья хорошие". Are this clear?

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lanoroth

Natives rarely spell out ё, I for instance cant even find it on my keyboard xD

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Evgeny_Semyonov

Just click on button before key "1".

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lanoroth

Nah, i use phonetic layout. I cant type on normal Russian layout to save my life, because I didn't grow up in Russia. And, I probably forgot to add yo to my custom layout...

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/diliyecik

To make your point even more clear:

  • "все" is used when we talk about multiple things/people (все книги = all books, все люди = all people)

  • "всё"/"весь"/"вся" is used when we talk about one thing or an uncountable thing (всё пиво = all beer, всё население = whole population, весь дом = whole house, вся машина = whole car, вся природа = whole nature)

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lanoroth

Both are derived from the same root word Весь. The first example can be either nominative plural or inanimate accusative plural whilst the second example is nominative neuter singular or accusative neuter singular. That's concerning the pronouns. Всё can also be an adjective...

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Evgeny_Semyonov

Yes, you are true. If you say "мне всё надоело", then will talk about all around, but if say "мне все надоели", then about peole. Can say "я всё знаю" what mins that you all know, but can't say "я все знаю". May be this can help you.

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Willow-Twig

In some cases it is possible to say "Я все знаю". For example "Ты знаешь хоть одно правило дорожного движения? - Я все знаю".

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Evgeny_Semyonov

Yes, it is the same, but in books, news, websites ect use "е", but not "ё".

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Max-V

Yes, that's right. Unfortunately, the letter "ё" is often replaced by "е" in writing (it is semi-deprecated). In 99.9% of cases it is easy to guess for any fluent speaker and there is no ambiguity. The exceptions are some family names. And short phrases like the following (provided no context is given): "всё выпили" (everything has been drunk, i.e. no more left) and "все выпили" (everyone drank/everyone had a drink)

May 17, 2019
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