Tudo and Todo in Portuguese. Os estudantes ocupam toda a sala.

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Well, in our Video Dica today, we are going to talk about Tudo and Todo in Portuguese.

Tudo and todo in Portuguese

It seems complicated, but EVERYTHING is very simple. Let’s see how it works. The word Todo can be use in different forms such as todos os, todas as, todo o e toda a. Well TODOS OS, comes with words at the plural form, ok? So, let’s see here some examples to understand it better.

Examples with the usage of Todos os

Todos os dias, eu trabalho.
Everyday, I work.

Ele vai comprar todas as camisas da loja.
He is going to buy all the t-shirts of the store.

Ele quer visitas todas as casas da rua.
He wants to visit all the houses on the street.

Ela vai viajar para todas as cidades do Brasil.
He is going to travel all the cities in Brazil.

Then, TODOS OS is a word in the plural form: DIAS (DAYS), CAMISAS (T-SHIRT), CASAS (HOUESES), CIDADES (CITIES). Words that are in the plural form. Well, let’s see here the next example that we have, that’s the usage of TODO O, that talks about the complete period. Well, a complete period is a period of time. So let’s see here how it works.

Examples with the usage of Todo o

Ele trabalha todo o dia.
She works all day long.

Ele fica fora da cidade toda a semana.
He is out all the week.

Then during the days of the week, he stays out of the city, during the whole week, the working days, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday, he is out of the city.

Ela vai ficar fora por todo o fim de semana.
He is going to be out the whole weekend.

Then, the opposite of the first question, of the first example, because the first example, he is out of the city, the whole week; He is out of the city for the whole weekend. During the week, she stays in the city.

Nós vamos estar fora por todo o mês de agosto.
We are going to be out the whole August.

July and September, we are at home; during the 31 days of August, we are going to be out. Well, the other one here is o TODO (EVERY/EACH). It doesn’t have plural, it doesn’t have the article, it’s only TODO. Let’s see here some examples.

Examples with the usage of Todo

Todo dia eu acordo às seis da manhã.
Everyday I wake up at 6 am.

Ela visita os pais todo dia.
She visits her parents everyday.

Ela vai para a Europa todo ano.
She goes to Europe every year.

Toda vez que posso, visito a cidade dos meus pais.
Whenever I can, I visit my parents’ city.

I am going to use a specific example here: He goes to Europe every year, then, each year, he goes to Europe. It doesm’t have a specific time, a specific moment, but each year, he goes to Europe. Well, to finish: TUDO, that’s the opposite the word NADA (NOTHING/ANYTHING). Check this out, let’s understand it easily.

Examples with the usage of Tudo

Ela comprou tudo naquela loja.
She bought everything thing at that store.

If I think about NOTHING/ANYTHING: Ela não comprou nada naquela loja (She didn’t buy anything at that store), but here she bought everything, of course.

Ele viu tudo o que aconteceu ontem.
He saw everything that happened yesterday.

If I think about the opposite: She didn’t see anything that happened yesterday.

Ela levou tudo o que viu na Uruguaiana.
She took everything she saw at the supermarket.

Ele quer comprar tudo.
He wants to buy everything.

Then, the whole things the whole items of the supermarket, for example. He wants to buy everything. Well, to finish, a challenge for you:

Examples with Tudo and Todo in Portuguese

TODOS OS dias eu vou ao centro, mas não fico lá TODO O dia, porque TODA hora que vejo uma loja interessante, quero comprar TUDO.

EVERYDAY I go downtown, but I don’t stay there ALL the day, because every time that I see an interesting store, I want to buy EVERYTHING.

So I want you to think about it: for each example, which word corresponds to what we have just studied now.

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the sentences with Tudo and todo in Portuguese and its variations:

  1. Elas falam com ________ alunos da escola.
  2. ________ casas têm jardim e garagem.
  3. Nós mandamos ________ por e-mail.
  4. Ele joga futebol ________ dia, menos domingo.
  5. Faça ________ o que você quiser.
  6. Quando cheguei em casa, ________ estava organizado.
  7. A empregada limpa ________ casa ________ dia.
  8. Ele bebeu ________ cerveja e depois não bebeu mais nada.
  9. Nós vamos para São Paulo ________ mês a trabalho.
  10. ________ tarde ela dorme depois do almoço.
  11. Você já visitou ________ praias do Rio de Janeiro?

That’s it, guys! We already know the usage of todo and tudo.
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Answers

  1. Elas falam com todos os alunos da escola.
  2. Todas as casas têm jardim e garagem.
  3. Nós mandamos tudo por e-mail.
  4. Ele joga futebol todo dia, menos domingo.
  5. Faça tudo o que você quiser.
  6. Quando cheguei em casa, tudo estava organizado.
  7. A empregada limpa toda a casa todo dia.
  8. Ele bebeu toda a cerveja e depois não bebeu mais nada.
  9. Nós vamos para São Paulo todo mês a trabalho.
  10. Toda tarde ela dorme depois do almoço.
  11. Você já visitou todas as praias do Rio de Janeiro?

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