Spanish Grammar Guide

todo, todos, toda, todas

An Overview of todo, todos, toda, and todas:

The words todo, todos, toda, and todas have two main functions:

a) as an adjective meaning "all" (to describe a noun), e.g.:

  • Yo leí toda la historia.

b) as a pronoun meaning "all of it/them" (to replace a noun), e.g.: 

  • Él se comió todo.
  • Todos van a ir a la fiesta.

The form you use must agree in gender and number with the corresponding noun (i.e.: the noun being modified by the adjective form of todo/a(s) or the noun being replaced and referred back to by the pronominal form of todo/a(s)). This is illustrated in the following table:

Functions Forms Example adjective/pronoun
masc. sing. todo todo el tiempo/todo va bien
fem. sing. toda toda la comida/voy a comer toda
masc. pl. todos todos los días/todos son largos
fem. pl. todas todas mis amigas/me caen bien todas
Verb conjugation:
Spanish Grammar Guide » Adjectives (e.g.: buena, gran, pequeño, inteligente, excelente)
 
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