Using todo to say everything or all (of it) (indefinite pronoun)

When todo is used as a pronoun, it means everything, the whole (of it) or all (of it). It also expresses a non-defined quantity like Adjetivo indefinido.

Look at this table:

  Singular Plural
 Masculine todo todos
 Feminine toda todas
In Spanish the pronoun todo always agrees with the noun it replaces.

Now let's see how to use this pronoun!

1. Todo [masculine singular noun]

¿Váis a comer el pollo? - No, no lo queremos todo.
Are you going to eat the chicken? - No, we don't want all of it.

El pastel estaba exquisito, aunque no lo hemos acabado todo.
The cake was really tasty, although we didn't finish it all.

2. Toda [feminine singular noun]

La cocina ha quedado muy bien. La he redecorado toda.
The kitchen has turned out very well. I have redecorated it all.

La tarta de cumpleaños estaba deliciosa y la he comido toda.
The birthday cake was delicious and I have eaten all of it.

3. Todos [masculine plural noun]

Los árboles son importantes para el planeta. Todos son necesarios.
Trees are important for the planet. All of them are necessary.

Mis amigos son muy inteligentes y todos trabajan en buenos puestos.
My friends are very intelligent and all of them work in good jobs.

4. Todas [feminine plural noun]

¿Has recogido tus cosas? - Sí, las he recogido todas.
Have you collected your things? - Yes, I have collected them all.

A todas las chicas les gusta la playa. - No, no les gusta a todas.
All girls like the beach. - No, not all of them like it.

Note on todo and todos

Todo (masculine singular) can also replace a whole idea. For example:

  • Yo quiero verlo todo.  I want to see everything.
  • Todo me parece interesante.  Everything seems interesting to me.

Todos (masculine plural) can also mean everybody when it is used in the masculine plural form.

  • Todos quieren conocer al presidente.  Everybody wants to meet the president.

See also Using todo, toda, todos and todas to say all, every and the whole (indefinite adjectives).

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¿Has recogido tus cosas? - Sí, las he recogido todas.
Have you collected your things? - Yes, I have collected them all.


Mis amigos son muy inteligentes y todos trabajan en buenos puestos.
My friends are very intelligent and all of them work in good jobs.


La cocina ha quedado muy bien. La he redecorado toda.
The kitchen has turned out very well. I have redecorated it all.


El pastel estaba exquisito, aunque no lo hemos acabado todo.
The cake was really tasty, although we didn't finish it all.


¿Váis a comer el pollo? - No, no lo queremos todo.
Are you going to eat the chicken? - No, we don't want all of it.


La tarta de cumpleaños estaba deliciosa y la he comido toda.
The birthday cake was delicious and I have eaten all of it.


Los árboles son importantes para el planeta. Todos son necesarios.
Trees are important for the planet. All of them are necessary.


A todas las chicas les gusta la playa. - No, no les gusta a todas.
All girls like the beach. - No, not all of them like it.


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