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"Infinitive" is a noun which is often translated as "el infinitivo", and "never" is an adverb which is often translated as "nunca". Learn more about the difference between "infinitive" and "never" below.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el infinitivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The infinitive of "goes" is "to go."El infinitivo de "goes" es "to go".
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (grammar)
a. infinitivo
The verb in that sentence should be in the infinitive form.El verbo de esa oración tendría que estar en la forma infinitiva.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (not ever)
a. nunca
I have never been to London.Nunca he estado en Londres.
b. jamás
I'm never going to speak to him again!¡Jamás le volveré a hablar!
c. en mi vida
I never imagined I'd end up living in Los Angeles.En mi vida me imaginaba que acabaría viviendo en Los Angeles.
2. (for emphasis)
a. no
Wow, I never knew that polar bears have black skin.Guau, no sabía que los osos polares tienen la piel negra.
3. (expressing incredulity)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
And then I saw a leprechaun. - Never!Y luego vi un duende. - ¡No puede ser!
I told her what I thought of him. - You never!Le dije lo que pensaba de él. - ¡No te creo!
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