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na

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "ná."
na(
nah
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(zero; contraction of "nada")
a. nothing
No tenemos na pa comer en casa. Habrá que ir al super.We have nothing to eat in the house. We'll have to go to the supermarket.
b. anything (with negative English verbs)
¿Te vienes a la piscina? - Ay, no sé, hoy no tengo ganas de hacer na.Are you coming to the pool? - I don't know. I don't feel like doing anything today.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(by no means; contraction of "nada")
a. at all
Ay, hijo, deja de contar chistes, no eres na gracioso.Why don't you just stop telling jokes? You're not funny at all, dude.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to sum up; contraction of "nada")
a. in short
Na, que hay que aguantarse porque esto es lo que hay.In short, we'll have to put up with it because that's the way it is.
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