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claro que no
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used as a negative answer)
a. of course not
¿No estarás preocupada? - ¡Pues claro que no!You're not worried, are you? - Well, of course not!
b. certainly not
¿Es eso todo lo que hiciste en los últimos dos días? - No, claro que no. Solo te he enseñado una muestra.Is that all you did in the last couple of days? - No, certainly not. I've only shown you a sample.
c. by no means
¿Te importa si fumo? - Claro que no. Fuma.Do you mind if I smoke? - By no means. Please do.
d. not at all
¿Estás enojada conmigo? - Claro que no.Are you angy at me? - Not at all.
2. (used as part of a negative statement)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No tiene importancia - Claro que no tiene importancia, pero tenemos que hablar de ello.It's not important. - It certainly isn't, but we have to talk about it.
Claro que no sabe hablar. No es más que un bebé.Of course he can't speak. He's just a baby.
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