Forgive a dumb question does: "Anybody can ....." mean that whoever wanders in is allowed to cook or ' my kitchen is so easy to use anybody can cook.' The same goes for 'somebody' what I'm trying to say is this is not a clear meaning..
For "anybody," both of your examples are correct. In English, "somebody" usually refers to a specific unknown person: "Everybody plans to cook for the block party, but not everybody has a kitchen to cook in." "One of those people can use my kitchen to cook = somebody can cook in my house."
In German, though, it seems like the same words are used for "somebody" and "anybody" (as well as "something" and "anything"), and you have to figure out the meaning from context. (And Duolingo is notoriously lacking in context.)
My thoughts as an English speaker was : - "Somebody in my house can cook" meaning one of my family is able to cook. This is very different to allowing somebody [from outside] to come into the house to cook. Again the lack of context makes it difficult! Gilly
That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that translation, but it seems to fit.
No, anybody can be jeder or jemand depending on context and in the negative "not....anybody" would be "niemand" or "nobody". http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/anglais-allemand/anybody
"jemand" can be anybody in a question. In English too "Is somebody here?" can be replaced with "Is anybody here?" http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/allemand-anglais/jemand
In some expressions "jeder" means "every" or "everyone" and in other expressions it means "any" or "anyone" http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/allemand-anglais/jeder Here it means "each" or "every" in its first use and "any" in its second use, and then "everyone" or "everybody" and then "each one". http://de.pons.com/übersetzung?q=jeder=deen==de
Pity that they are still allowing 'everybody' as a translation, when this is not correct i.e. someone/anyone.
2018, "Anyone can cook in my house" is not accepted. Duo shows "anyone" as a definition of "Jemand" when you hover over it?
Yes, and the reason it is in dative is because 'in' means the place where is is taking place, not where they are going (then it would be accusative).