i think it should be every suit is for me, and every suit is mine would be "elk pak is mijn". im not sure though.
Elke is every, enig is any. If it were "Enig pak is van mij" you would be correct.
The difference here is you purchasing EVERY suit, or ANY suit. If you purchase ANY suit you are not purchasing all of them, however if you purchase EVERY suit you would be purchasing all of the suits .
Adjectives that modify a noun like "elk" get an extra 'e' at the end in most situations. It's not complicated but difficult to explain completely:
* either a "de" or "het" word used with a definite article gets the 'e': "het rode huis" "de kleine baby"
* A "de" word used with an indefinite pronoun gets the 'e': "een kleine baby" "een gezellige avond"
* A "het" word used with an indefinite pronoun gets no 'e': "een rood huis" "een lang boek"
Chibbity, thank you for breaking down the differences side by side. Your explanation clears things up immensely
Pretty much, however there is some times where it's not, mijn vriend can mean my boyfriend, whereas de vriend van mij only means the friend of mine.
- "Elke" = every
- "Enkele" = some
- "Geen enkele" = none at all (litt. not some)
- Elke dag loopt de postbode langs = every day the mailman walks by
- Enkele uren geleden = some hours ago
- Ik heb geen enkel idee = I have no idea at all