neither
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"Ninguno" becomes "ningún" before singular nouns.
neither(
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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. (similarly not)
a. ni
It's too hot tonight. I can't sleep. - Me neither.Hace demasiado calor esta noche. No puedo dormir. - Ni yo.
b. tampoco
If Chris doesn't quit the team, neither will I.Si Chris no deja el equipo, yo tampoco lo dejaré.
c. ni tampoco
She doesn't want to see you again, neither does her sister.No te quiere volver a ver, ni tampoco su hermana.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (not one or the other)
a. ninguno
Do you like Solange's two records? - No, neither is any good.¿Te gustan los dos discos de Solange? - No, ninguno vale la pena.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (similarly not)
a. ni
Daniel is neither working nor studying today. He's going to play soccer.Daniel ni está trabajando ni estudiando hoy. Va a jugar fútbol.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (not one or the other)
a. ninguno de los dos
Which of the two candidates do you like for president? - Neither candidate is any good.¿Cuál de los dos candidatos te gusta para presidente? - Ninguno de los dos vale la pena.
b. ninguno
Neither singer that I hoped would win won.No ganó ninguno de los dos cantantes que esperaba que ganaran.
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neither
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
neither … nor…ni… ni…
neither (the) one nor the otherni uno ni otro
that's neither here nor thereeso no viene al caso
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
neither do Iyo tampoco
if you don't go neither shall Isi tú no vas, yo tampoco
the money wasn't available and neither were the facilitiesno había ni dinero ni instalaciones
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. ninguno(a)
neither driver was injuredninguno de los conductores resultó herido
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
4. (general)
a. ninguno(a)
which do you want? — neither (of them)¿cuál quieres? — ninguno
neither of my brothers can comeno puede venir ninguno de mis hermanos
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neither [ˈnaɪðəʳ]
adverb
neither ... nor ni ... ni; neither he nor I can go ni él ni yo podemos ir; he neither smokes nor drinks ni fuma ni bebe; that's neither here nor there eso no viene al caso
conjunction
tampoco
if you aren't going, neither am I si tú no vas, yo tampoco; "I don't like it" — "neither do I" —a mí no me gusta —a mí tampoco; neither will he agree to sell it ni consiente en venderlo tampoco
pronoun
neither of them has any money ninguno de los dos tiene dinero; ni el uno ni el otro tiene dinero; neither of them saw it ni el uno ni el otro lo vio
adjective
ninguno de los/las dos
neither car is for sale ninguno de los dos coches está a la venta
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