What exaclty does "tudo bem?" mean?
This was a question from a YouTube subscriber:
- What exactly does "Tudo bem" mean?
Tudo = everything, all
Bem = well
Bom = good
Tudo bem? = Everything well?
Tudo bom? = Everything good?
"Tudo bem?" and "tudo bom?" are the situational equivalents to "How are you?" in English. When we meet people, we commonly ay "Oi, tudo bem?"
"Bem" and "Bom" are not always interchangeable. In greetings, you can use one or the other.
Good answers to "Tudo bem?" are:
- "Tudo bem"
I hope that helps!