Quick answer
"Often" is an adverb which is often translated as "a menudo", and "never" is an adverb which is often translated as "nunca". Learn more about the difference between "often" and "never" below.
often(
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tihn
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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. (frequently)
a. a menudo
How often should you go to the dentist?¿Qué tan a menudo se debería ir al dentista?
b. frecuentemente
I know she visits him often.Sé que lo visita frecuentemente.
c. con frecuencia
I often go shopping after work.Voy de compras después de trabajar con frecuencia.
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never(
nehv
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uhr
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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)
a.
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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