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5. De nada versus Por nada

De nada and Por nada both are commonly used in portuguese speaking. For instance both de nada and por nada can be used as an answer to "Obrigado or Obrigada", and both of them would be perfectly fine. In english, we use You are welcome, or No problem or No worries and some more words to reply on thank you. Same as in Portuguese these are two different ways. Using either De nada or Por nada are both correct but they have slitely different in meaning though both literely means For nothing.

Differences :

De nada is a formal way to reply thank you. It is like You are welcome in English. Por nada is a little informal way to say thank you like No problem or No worries in english.

Normally, you can use Por nada when you feel you do nothing but some one thanks you. For example, If some one ask you the way to go to hospital, and he says Obrigado!, you may reply Por nada as you think you did nothing to thank you. But you can also say De nada.

Some time people use Por nada actually they are not happy with the person who is thanking them.

4. Tudo versus Todo

Tudo and Todo both means all or every in English. But there are differences between them in terms of use.
Differences :

Tudo has not any different forms. It does not have feminine, masculine, singular or plural form. It literaly means everything. But, some time it can be used to say all also. But Todo has different forms. For Masculine it is Todo and for feminine it is Toda . Similerly for masculine plural it is Todos and for feminine plurar it is Todas

For example:
Tudo bem. Everything is good. ।
Todas bananas. All bananas.
Todos amigos. All friends.
Tudo used to represent all at once. Specially for the things that is not seen physically. Todo normally used for the things that can be seen or physical things.

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