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3 years, 2 months ago
The direct translation of
Она читает всё is
She reads everything
As I've been reading it seems that as a rule generally pronouns come before he verb where as regular nouns come after e.g.
Я тебя люблю
Я люблю кошку
I understand that depending on what you want to stress you can place the subject in a different place. Is the above rule generally only true for personal pronouns?
Can I say
Она всё читает or is that weird?
The object is usually in the accusative case. I believe the object is всё but I don't think this is the accusative case? Why not?
Lastly, looking up the
cases for всё ... there seems to be quite a few and they all have a gender (m/f/n) associated to it. If that's the case, which gender is всё associated to?
Dec 30, 2019 at 20:53
Luke Xu Luke Xu
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"Она всё читает" with neutral intonation means rather "she is still reading" (она всё /ещё/ читает where ещё is omitted). You must emphasize всё if you want to say "she reads everything").
Dec 30, 2019 at 23:35
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Your observation is not quite true. In English the word order is very strict and very important. In Russian, on the other hand, the word order is much more flexible, mostly because of noun cases. For instance, "Я тебя люблю." and "Я люблю тебя." are equally correct ways of saying "I love you". Saying "Она всё читает" is perfectly fine. Depending on the intonation this word order can be used to emphasize that she reads everything as opposed to something specific.
In this sentence всё is in the accusative case.
The gender here is neuter to mean "everything in general".
Dec 30, 2019 at 22:53
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