Expressing "everyone" with "shei"

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Level B1
Is similar to
Is used for Expressing quantity
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Translations every

"谁也/都" (shéi yě/dōu) is a pattern used to express "everyone" in Chinese. The placement of the question word 谁 is very similar to the way 什么 can be used to express "every", along with other question words like 哪儿 and 多少.

Examples

  • 谁 都 会 学习 汉语。Everyone can study Chinese.
  • 谁 也 不 知道 他 做 了 什么。Everyone knows what he did.
  • 谁 都 想 挣 钱。Everyone wants to make money.

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