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What's the difference between すべてand全部

Postby daboy1993 » Fri 01.07.2011 10:26 pm

I've seen both used under almost the same context, so when do I use each?
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Re: What's the difference between すべてand全部

Postby NileCat » Sat 01.08.2011 3:14 am

They are the same in meaning.
ぜんぶ sounds more casual than すべて.
For instance, children under 10 wouldn’t use すべて, generally speaking.
And you wouldn't see ぜんぶ much in academic essays.
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Re: What's the difference between すべてand全部

Postby NileCat » Thu 02.17.2011 1:41 pm

Well, I don’t know if it worth replying, though...

jimfaster wrote:"すべて" has the meaning of "complete" and "全部" are all part of something.

That’s only half-right.
全部 has the meaning of "complete" as well and すべて can mean "all part of something".
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