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1. (general)
a. neither
Nosotros no fumamos ni él tampoco.We don't smoke and neither does he.
b. not either
Yo tampoco lo entiendo, pero ocurrió.I do not understand it either but it happened.
c. nor
No he sido invitado en esa casa, ni tampoco lo seré.I was not a guest in that home, nor will I ever be.
1. neither, not… either
  • ella no va y tú tampoco she's not going and neither are you o and you aren't either
  • yo no voy — yo tampoco I'm not going — neither am I o me neither
  • yo tampoco lo veo I can't see it either
  • no me gusta éste ni ése tampoco I don't like this one or this one either
  • ¡tampoco nos íbamos a presentar sin un regalo! we were hardly going to turn up without a present!
  • tampoco es que me importe mucho it's not as if it matters much to me
  • tampoco vendría mal descansar un poco it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a little rest, a little rest wouldn't come amiss
1 not ... either; neither; nor
yo no lo compré tampoco I didn't buy it either; tampoco lo sabe él he doesn't know either; ni Ana ni Cristóbal tampoco neither Ana nor Cristóbal; —yo no voy —yo tampoco "I'm not going" — "nor am I o neither am I o me neither"; —yo no fui —yo tampoco "I didn't go" — "nor did I o neither did I o me neither"; —nunca he estado en París —ni yo tampoco "I've never been to Paris" — "neither have I o me neither"; —¿lo sabes tú? —tampoco "do you know?" — "no, I don't either"
2 (uso enfático)
tampoco nos vamos a enfadar ahora por eso we're not going to fall out over that, are we?; bueno, tampoco es como para ponerse a llorar it's not as if it's anything to cry about
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