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"I'm not" is a phrase which is often translated as "no soy", and "don't" is a contraction which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "I'm not" and "don't" below.
I'm not(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used at the beginning of a phrase)
a. no soy (indicating an inherent characteristic)
Hi Dad! How are you? - I'm not your dad.¡Hola papá! ¿Cómo estás? - No soy tu papá.
b. no estoy (indicating a temporary condition)
Let's go to the party, okay? - I'm not ready.Vamos a la fiesta, ¿no? - No estoy listo.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used by itself)
a. yo no
Who is coming to the dance tonight? - I'm not.¿Quién viene al baile esta noche? - Yo no.
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A contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words made by omitting a sound or letter (e.g. don't).
1. (do not)
a. no
Don't tell me. I don't want to know.No me lo digas. No lo quiero saber.
What time is it? - I don't know. I don't have a watch.¿Qué hora es? - No sé. No tengo reloj.
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