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"Unless" is a conjunction which is often translated as "a menos que", and "negative" is an adjective which is often translated as "negativo". Learn more about the difference between "unless" and "negative" below.
unless(
uhn
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lehs
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (except)
a. a menos que
It is not possible to understand binary unless you have studied it. Es imposible entender binario a menos que lo hayas estudiado.
b. a no ser que
Unless you arrive early in the morning, the wait for breakfast can be about an hour. A no ser que llegues temprano por la mañana, la fila para el desayuno será aproximadamente de una hora.
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negative(
neh
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guh
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dihv
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (showing absence)
a. negativo
The blood test for herpes came back negative.El análisis de sangre para herpes salió negativo.
2. (related to negation)
a. negativo
We received a negative answer to our request for funding.Recibimos una respuesta negativa a nuestra solicitud de financiación.
3. (pessimistic)
a. negativo
Your negative attitude won't help you solve your problems.Tu actitud negativa no te ayudará a resolver tus problemas.
4. (electricity)
a. negativo
You should always disconnect the negative terminal first when disconnecting a car battery.Siempre se debe desconectar el polo negativo primero al desconectar la batería del coche.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (refusal)
a. la negativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Alicia implored him to come back to her, but his answer was a negative.Alicia le imploró que regresara con ella, pero su respuesta fue una negativa.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He asked her to marry him and she replied in the negative.Le pidió que se casara con él y le contestó que no.
I asked him if he wanted to go hunting and he answered in the negative.Le pregunté si quería ir a cazar y me contestó negativamente.
6. (grammar)
a. la negación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Class, what is the negative of "I go to the store"?Estudiantes, ¿cuál es la negación de "voy a la tienda"?
7. (photography)
a. el negativo
(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 negative got overexposed when someone opened the darkroom door.El negativo quedó sobreexpuesto cuando alguien abrió la puerta del cuarto oscuro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to reject)
a. rechazar
The referendum results were negatived by charges of campaign corruption.Los resultados del referéndum fueron rechazados por cargos de corrupción en las campañas.
9. (to disprove)
a. negar
On what grounds can we negative the claims made against the company?¿Por qué motivos podemos negar las aseveraciones hechas contra la compañía?
10. (to negate)
a. anular
Are the mitigating circumstances in this case enough to negative the charges?¿Las circunstancias atenuantes en este caso son suficientes para anular los cargos?
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