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Apart from the indefinite use of interrogative pronouns, the notion of totality may also be expressed by the use of the adjective 任何 rènhé ‘any’ and pronouns like 大家 dà jiā ‘everybody’, 一切 yī qiē ‘everything’, 所有suǒ yǒu ‘all’, 到处 dàochù ‘everywhere’, etc.:

任何人都愿意帮助他。

Rèn hé rén dōu yuàn yì bāng zhù tā 。

Everybody was willing to help him.

我不吃任何肉类的视频。

Wǒ bú chī rèn hé ròu lèi de shì pín 。

I don’t touch any food made from meat.

大家都来了。

Dà jiā dōu lái le 。

Everyone has come.

一切都准备好了。

Yī qiē dōu zhǔn bèi hǎo le 。

Everything is ready.

所有的行李都托运了吗?

Suǒ yǒu de háng lǐ dōu tuō yùn le ma ?

Have you had all the luggage checked in?

到处都是花儿。

Dào chù dōu shì huā ér 。

There are flowers everywhere.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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