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"De todo" is an adverb which is often translated as "a little bit of everything", and "todo" is an adjective which is often translated as "all". Learn more about the difference between "de todo" and "todo" below.
de todo(
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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).
1. (used to refer to an assortment of things)
a. a little bit of everything
Compré de todo: cerveza, vino, ginebra, ron y vodka.I bought a little bit of everything: beer, wine, gin, rum, and vodka.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (of everything)
a. of all
¿Qué piensa tu padre de todo esto?What does your father think of all this?
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todo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (the totality of)
a. all
Puse toda tu ropa en la lavadora.I put all your clothes in the washing machine.
b. all of
La única hija de Ibáñez se quedó con toda la herencia.Ibanez's only daughter inherited all of her estate.
c. whole
Toda la casa ardió. No quedó nada.The whole house burned down. There was nothing left.
d. the whole of
Al final, el casero nos devolvió toda nuestra fianza.In the end, the landlord refunded the whole of our deposit.
2. (each)
a. every
Todo alumno con beca disfrutará de acceso gratuito a las instalaciones deportivas.Every student with a scholarship will have free access to the sports facilities.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (totality)
a. everything
Todavía tengo que empacar todo.I still have to pack everything.
b. all
Todo estaba silencioso.All was silent.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (emphatic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Siga todo recto.Carry straight on.
La cocina estaba toda sucia.The kitchen was filthy.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (something complete)
a. whole
Este médico ve el cuerpo y la mente como un todo.This doctor sees the body and the mind as a whole.
todos
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (plural) (the totality of)
a. all
Estoy tan feliz. Han venido todos mis amigos.I'm so happy. All my friends have come.
b. all of
Sí, claro que vamos a tu fiesta. Cuenta con todos nosotros.Yes, of course we're coming to your party. You can count on all of us.
c. the whole of
Perdimos todos nuestros ahorros con aquella inversión.We lost the whole of our savings with that investment.
7. (plural) (each)
a. every
Todos los lunes voy al club.Every Monday I go to the club.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
8. (plural) (the totality)
a. all
Me gustan tus camisetas, pero esta es la más linda de todas.I like your T-shirts, but this one is the nicest of all.
b. all of them
¿Vendieron todos los celulares? - Sí, todos.Did you sell all the cellphones? - Yes, all of them.
c. everyone (singular) (people)
Todos saben que Raúl y Fátima están saliendo.Everyone knows that Raul and Fatima are dating.
d. everybody (singular) (people)
Aquí me conocen todos.Everybody knows me here.
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