LEONARD COHEN: Everybody Knows – Usage of ‘everybody’

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Zene és egy pici nyelvtan Leonard Cohennel. Tudj meg többet az 'everybody' használatáról!

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed

Everybody knows that the war is over

Everybody knows the good guys lost

Everybody knows the fight was fixed

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking

Everybody knows that the captain lied

Everybody got this broken feeling

Like their father or their dog just died

 

Everybody talking to their pockets

Everybody wants a box of chocolates

And a long stem rose

Everybody knows

 

Everybody knows that you love me baby

Everybody knows that you really do

Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful

Ah give or take a night or two

Everybody knows you’ve been discreet

But there were so many people you just had to meet

Without your clothes

And everybody knows

 

Everybody knows, everybody knows

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows

 

Everybody knows, everybody knows

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows

 

And everybody knows that it’s now or never

Everybody knows that it’s me or you

And everybody knows that you live forever

Ah when you’ve done a line or two

Everybody knows the deal is rotten

Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton

For your ribbons and bows

And everybody knows

 

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming

Everybody knows that it’s moving fast

Everybody knows that the naked man and woman

Are just a shining artifact of the past

Everybody knows the scene is dead

But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed

That will disclose

What everybody knows

 

And everybody knows that you’re in trouble

Everybody knows what you’ve been through

From the bloody cross on top of Calvary

To the beach of Malibu

Everybody knows it’s coming apart

Take one last look at this Sacred Heart

Before it blows

And everybody knows

 

Everybody knows, everybody knows

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows

 

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows

 

Everybody knows

Everybody knows… But do you know how to use ‘everybody’ or ‘everyone’ in English? Let’s check it.

1. ‘everyone’ and ‘everybody’

You usually use everyone or everybody to refer to all the people in a particular group.

The police had ordered everyone out of the office. – A rendőrség mindenkit kiparancsolt az irodából.

There wasn’t enough room for everybody. – Nem volt hely mindenkinek.

There is no difference in meaning between everyone and everybody, but everyone is more common in written English, and everybody is more common in spoken English.

You can also use everyone and everybody to talk about people in general.

Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. – Mindenkinek joga a szabad véleménynyilvánítás.

Everybody has to die some day. – Egy nap mindenkinek meg kell halnia.

IMPORTANT: After everyone or everybody you use a singular form of a verb! – Everybody/everyone után az ige egyes szám harmadik személyben áll!

Everyone wants to find out what is going on. – Mindenki szeretne rájönni, hogy mi is történik.

Everybody is selling the same product. – Mindenki ugyanazt a terméket árulja.

2. referring back – visszautalásnál

When you are referring back to everyone or everybody, you usually use they, them, or their.

Will everyone please carry on as best they can. – Folytassa mindenki a tőle telhető legjobban.

Everybody had to bring their own book. – Mindenkinek hoznia kellett a saját könyvét.

3. ‘every one’

Don’t confuse everyone with every one. You use every one to emphasize that something is true about each one of the things or people you are mentioning.

He read every one of her novels. – Minden egyes regényét olvasta.

She thought about her friends. Every one had tried to help her. – A barátaira gondolt. Minden egyes barátja próbált neki segíteni. 

Vocabulary

the dice are loaded

nem tisztességes a játék, nincs esély nyerni, cinkelve vannak a lapok

with their fingers crossed

drukkolva, a szerencsében bízva

the fight was fixed

az eredmény előre “le volt zsírozva”

to leak

léket kapni

to lie

hazudni

long stem rose

hosszú szárú rózsa

faithful

hűséges

give or take

kivéve …. –t

That's how it goes.

Így megy ez.

now or never

most vagy soha

forever

örökké

rotten

rohadt, romlott

ribbon

szalag

bow

csokor/csokornyakkendő

plague

járvány

naked

meztelen

artifact

műalkotás

to disclose

feltárni, megmutatni

what you've been through

amin keresztülmentél

bloody

véres

cross

kereszt

Calvary

Golgota

to come apart

szétesni

sacred

szent

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