全部 and 整个
What is the difference between 全部 and 整个 ?
xiaophilMay 14, 2011, 08:45 AM
全部 generally means "all of (them)," 'them' being a quantity, more than one.
整个 generally means "the entire (something)," 'something' being one thing, i.e. 100% of of a single thing. Note: when 整 is followed by 个, there is an implied 一 there.
Or so I have it in my head. I kind of feel that there might be some grey area shared by these two, but I'm not sure off hand.
ntfs200June 12, 2011, 05:25 PM
Both 整 and 个 go hand in hand, the same logic applies to 所有.
While 全 can be used separately, eg: 全中國. (=The entire/whole China). eg:全世界.