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"All over" is an adverb which is often translated as "por todas partes", and "throughout" is a preposition which is often translated as "por todo". Learn more about the difference between "all over" and "throughout" below.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (in all places)
a. por todas partes
I've been looking all over for those scissors.Estuve buscando esas tijeras por todas partes.
2. (over the whole surface of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She was shaking all over after coming out of the pool.Temblaba todo el cuerpo al salir de la piscina.
The wall was plastered all over with posters.Las paredes estaban todas cubiertas de afiches.
3. (indicating characteristic behavior)
a. típico de
That's David all over. He wouldn't pay a cent unless he had to.Eso es típico de David. No pagaría ni un centavo si no fuera necesario.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (indicating finality)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's all over between us. She doesn't want to be tied down.Lo nuestro se acabó. Ella no quiere sentirse atada.
The game was all over in the first few minutes.El partido se decidió en los primeros minutos.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
5. (throughout all of)
a. por todo
She's traveled all over the world.Ha viajado por todo el mundo.
b. en todo
Businesses are closing all over the country.Los negocios están cerrando las puertas en todo el territorio nacional.
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throughout(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (indicating space)
a. por todo
They own restaurants throughout the city.Tienen restaurantes por toda la ciudad.
b. en todo
His dishes are famous throughout the world.Sus platos son famosos en todo el mundo.
2. (indicating time)
a. a lo largo de
We have regular breaks throughout the course.Tenemos pausas de manera regular a lo largo del curso.
b. durante todo
He was a Catholic throughout his life.Fue católico durante toda su vida.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
3. (completely)
a. completamente
The house is freshly painted throughout.La casa ha sido completamente pintada recientemente.
4. (from beginning to end)
a. todo el rato
She was silent throughout.Estuvo callada todo el rato.
5. (everywhere)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Please change commas to periods throughout.Por favor, cambie todas las comas por puntos.
You must answer the questions throughout.Tienes que responder a todas las preguntas.
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