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"Perfecto" is an adjective which is often translated as "perfect", and "no" is an adverb which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "perfecto" and "no" below.
perfecto(
pehr
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fehk
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toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (flawless)
a. perfect
Tu trabajo fue perfecto.Your work was perfect.
2. (ideal)
a. perfect
Esta casa es perfecta para nuestra familia.This house is perfect for our family.
3. (total)
a. absolute
Mi jefa es una perfecta idiota.My boss is an absolute idiot.
b. complete
El ganador del premio de poesía de este año es un perfecto desconocido.The winner of this year's poetry prize is a complete unknown.
c. perfect
Mi abuelo era un perfecto caballero.My grandfather was a perfect gentleman.
4. (grammar)
a. perfect
Los tiempos perfectos indican acciones terminadas.Perfect tenses indicate finished actions.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (fantastic)
a. perfect
¿Nos vemos a las cuatro? - ¡Perfecto!See you at four? - Perfect!
b. great
Ya compré todos los regalos. - ¡Perfecto!I already bought all the presents. - Great!
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no(
noh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (negation)
a. no
¿Te gustó el concierto? - No, ese estilo de música no me gusta.Did you like the concert? - No, I don't like that style of music.
b. not
No está lloviendo.It's not raining.
c. non-
Una organización no gubernamental es una asociación que actúa con independencia del gobierno.A non-governmental organization is an association that operates independently of government.
2. (in tag questions; asking confirmation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Vamos a la fiesta esta noche ¿no?We're going to the party tonight, aren't we?
Firmaste el contrato ¿no?You signed the contract, didn't you?
3. (in tag questions; to make suggestions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te acompaño ¿no?I'll come with you, shall I?
Deberíamos llamarlos ¿no?We should call them, shouldn't we?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (negation)
a. no
Quiero que limpies tu cuarto ahora mismo. - ¡No!I want you to clean your room right now. - No!
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