Example with tudo bem in Portuguese: Olá! Tudo bem?

Hey, friends! Have you ever heard the expression Tudo bem in Portuguese? In this Portuguese lesson we’ll teach you how to use it!

Tudo bom in Portuguese

How are you today? I’m fine, thanks for asking… If you have any contact with Portuguese for sure you have already heard someone saying tudo bem or tudo bom.

Saying tudo bem in Portuguese is the same as saying how are you. We use it when we want to know how a person is feeling or just to be polite, hahaha…

Sometimes foreign people don’t know whether they must say Tudo bem or Tudo bom. It is always confusing, right? From now on, it won’t be confusing anymore. These two expressions can be used in the same way, so you can either say tudo bom or tudo bem. 

However, if you want to think about the most correct form to say it, TUDO BEM is the best choice. So, if you want to say in the correct form, use Tudo bem . If you want to keep using the informal way, you can say Tudo bem , Tudo bom  ou Tudo. Tudo bem?

How to answer Tudo bem

And also, if someone asks you tudo bom? How do you answer it? You can answer both ways: tudo bom or tudo bem. Take a look at the sentences:

– Olá! Tudo bom?

You don’t need to worry, you can answer: Tudo bom or Tudo bem, or for a simpler way to solve everything:

– Tudo bem/Tudo bom?
– Tudo!

That’s the fastest way, Tudo. So, the person can say:

– Olá! Tudo bem?!

And you can say:

– Tudo!

Let’s not be rude… If you are talking to someone, it’s polite to ask them back how are they feeling, right? So, to say ‘and you? ‘ in Portuguese you can say ‘e você? ‘ Take a look at the dialogue.


Sylvia: Oi! Tudo bem? Sylvia: Hi! How are you?
Karina: Oi Sylvia! Tudo bom e você? Karina: Hi Sylvia! I’m fine and you?
Sylvia: Que ótimo! Também estou bem. Estou indo à praia para minha aula de Português em grupo. Sylvia: Great! I’m fine too. I’m going to the beach for my Portuguese group class.
Karina: Isto é muito legal!!! Karina: That’s so cool!!!

Now let’s hear all you’ve learned here, but this time listening in Portuguese. Ready? Don’t forget to turn the subtitles on. Let’s see if you can understand it all only in Portuguese!

So, that’s it! Hope you enjoyed learning Portuguese in Rio (I bet you can smell the beach through the video, right? hahahaha)
We’ll finish here, leaving a big hug for all of you, and we’ll see each other in our next Vídeo Dica.
Hugs and bye, bye!

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