Grammar of 'all' in Russian and Chinese


Continuing with yesterday's back to basics theme, I went through the basic grammar of "all". In Russian we have "ВСЕ" and Chinese has


Russian "all"#

This video explains "all" in very good detail:

My own summary of the way I use it - that is independently as subject or object: "Всё" for plural agreement and "Всe" for when in singular. This is quite hard for me as Finnish "kaikki" almost never is in plural see "kaiket" for the sole exception

Chinese "all"#

Chinese (dōu) The "all" adverb "dou" - Chinese Grammar Wiki is pretty easy to use. The main thing I have taught myself is that there is no separate word for both, even for two items it is (dōu) .