Difference between सब and सभी

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Mat left a comment on our site:

Could you explain the difference between सभी and सब as I hadn’t come across the word सभी before now.

Many thanks,


सब – all

सभी =   सब  + ही (emphatic form of “all”)

कोपेनहेगन सम्मेलन में ये तय हुआ था कि सभी देश 31 जनवरी तक कटौती से संबंधित लक्ष्य के बारे में सूचित करेंगे. (from http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/india/2010/01/100131_india_emission_alk.shtml)

In Copenhagen Conference it was decided that all the nations by January 31st would report the emission related goals to the conference.

सभी देश – every single national

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