no
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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. (negation)
a. no
Would you like some more soup? - No, I'm full.¿Quieres más sopa? - No, ya estoy satisfecho.
2. (in comparisons)
a. no
His new apartment is no larger than the last one.Su nuevo apartamento no es más grande que el último.
I have been dieting for a month, but I am no thinner than I was.Llevo un mes de dieta, pero no he enflaquecido nada.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (negation)
a. no
Kids, it's time to pick up your toys. - No!Niños, ya es hora de recoger sus juguetes. - ¡No!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (not any)
a. no (used as an adverb in Spanish)
There's no milk left.No queda leche.
b. sin (used as a preposition in Spanish)
She did it all on her own, with no help at all.Lo hizo todo sola, sin ayuda de nadie.
c. ningún
There's no reason to be afraid.No hay ninguna razón por la que tener miedo.
5. (prohibition)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It says "no parking." You can't leave your car here.Dice "prohibido el estacionamiento"; no puedes dejar aquí el coche.
There's a sign on my son's door that says "no girls allowed."Hay un anuncio en la puerta de mi hijo que dice "no se admiten chicas".
6. (no way of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If my parents see the house like this, there's no telling what they'll do.Si mis padres ven la casa en tal estado, quién sabe lo que harán.
There's no avoiding the issue any more.Ya no se puede eludir el asunto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (negative answer)
a. el no
(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).
When I was a child, "no" was my favorite word.De niña, "no" era mi palabra favorita.
b. el voto en contra
(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).
(politics)
The bill received 64 noes, and did not pass.La propuesta de ley recibió 64 votos en contra y fue rechazada.
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no
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (interjection)
a. no
to say nodecir que no
she won't take no for an answerno para hasta salirse con la suya
2. (not)
a. no
he's no cleverer than herno es más listo que ella
no more/less than £100no más/menos de 100 libras
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
there is no breadno hay pan
he's no friend of mineno es amigo mío
I am in no way surprisedno me sorprende en absoluto
there's no denying itno se puede negar
there's no pleasing himno hay forma de agradarle
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no way!¡ni hablar! ¡de eso nada!,, ¡para nada!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (politics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ayes and noesvotos a favor y en contra
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no [nəʊ]
adverb
1 (answer) no
2 (emphatic) no
3 (in comparisons)
I am no taller than you yo no soy más alto que tú
adjective
1 (not any) ningún
they've got no friends in London no tienen ningún conocido en Londres; there are no trains after midnight no hay trenes después de medianoche; I have no money/furniture etc no tengo dinero/muebles etc
no admittanceno entry se prohíbe la entrada
"no parking" "no aparcar"; "no estacionarse"; especially (LAm)
no smoking prohibido fumar
it's no good es inútil
details of little or no interest detalles (m) sin interés
there is no coffee left no queda café
we'll be there in no time llegamos en un dos por tres; no tardamos nada
it's no trouble no es molestia
no two of them are alike no hay dos iguales
it's no use es inútil
2 (quite other than)
he's no film star! that's the man who lives at number 54 ¡ese no es una or no es ninguna estrella de cine! es el señor que vive en el número 54
he's no fool no es tonto, ni mucho menos; no es ningún tonto
he's no friend of mine no es precisamente amigo mío
3 (no way of)
there's no denying it es imposible negarlo
there's no getting out of it no hay posibilidad de evitarlo
there's no pleasing him es imposible contentarle
noun
noes (plural)
1 (refusal) no (m)
I won't take no for an answer no acepto un no por respuesta
2 (Pol) voto (m) en contra
the noes have it se ha rechazado la moción
modifier
no throw (n) (Dep) lanzamiento (m) nulo
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no
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no(
noh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (negation)
a. no
¿Te gustó el concierto? - No, ese estilo de música no me gusta.Did you like the concert? - No, I don't like that style of music.
b. not
No está lloviendo.It's not raining.
c. non-
Una organización no gubernamental es una asociación que actúa con independencia del gobierno.A non-governmental organization is an association that operates independently of government.
2. (in tag questions; asking confirmation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Vamos a la fiesta esta noche ¿no?We're going to the party tonight, aren't we?
Firmaste el contrato ¿no?You signed the contract, didn't you?
3. (in tag questions; to make suggestions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te acompaño ¿no?I'll come with you, shall I?
Deberíamos llamarlos ¿no?We should call them, shouldn't we?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (negation)
a. no
Quiero que limpies tu cuarto ahora mismo. - ¡No!I want you to clean your room right now. - No!
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no
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (negación)
a. not
2. (en respuestas)
a. no
3. (con sustantivos)
a. non-
no séI don't know
no es fácilit's not easy, it isn't easy
no tiene dinerohe has no money, he hasn't got any money
no veo nadaI can't see anything
todavía nonot yet
¿has oído las noticias? — nohave you heard the news? — no o no, I haven't
¿aprobó? — nodid she pass? — no o no, she didn't
¿comen juntos? -- no siempredo they go for lunch together? -- not always
no fumadoresnon-smokers
4. (expresa duda, extrañeza)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿no irás a venir?you're not coming, are you?
estamos de acuerdo, ¿no?we're agreed then, are we?
es español, ¿no?he's Spanish, isn't he?
5. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no ya… sino que…not only… but (also)…
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡no es listo/guapo ni nada!is he smart/good-looking or what?
pues nocertainly not
eso sí que nocertainly not
¡que no!I said no!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (general)
a. no
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no
adverb
1 (para negar) (en respuestas independientes) no; (con adverbios) not
—¿quieres un café? —no, gracias "would you like a coffee?" — "no, thanks"; —¿quieres venir? —no "do you want to come?" — "no" o "no, I don't"; —¿te gusta? —no mucho "do you like it?" — "not really"; todavía no not yet; ¡no a la bajada de sueldos! no to wage cuts!; ¡yo no! not me!; not I! (anticuado)
¡Paco no, Pepe sí!
(para formar la negación de los verbos)
no me gusta
no sé I don't know; María no habla inglés María doesn't speak English; no puedo ir esta noche I can't come tonight; no tengo tiempo I haven't got time; no debes preocuparte you mustn't worry; no hace frío it isn't cold
que no decir que no to say no
creo que no I don't think so; me rogó que no lo hiciera he asked me not to do it; —¿eras tú el que llamaba? —¡que no, que no era yo! "was it you who was calling?" — "no, I've already told you it wasn't!"; ¡a que no eres capaz! I bet you can't!; ¡a que no lo sabes! I bet you don't know!
(con doble negación)
no tengo nada
no conozco a nadie I don't know anyone; no quiero nada I don't want anything; I want nothing
2 (para confirmar)
¿vives aquí, no? ¿no es verdad?
esto es tuyo, ¿no? this is yours, isn't it?; fueron al cine, ¿no? they went to the cinema, didn't they?; puedo salir esta noche, ¿no? I can go out tonight, can't I?
—puedo salir esta noche, ¿no? —¡que no!
3 (para enfatizar)
es mejor que lo diga que no que se calle it's better that he should speak up rather than saying nothing; hasta que no pagues no te lo darán they won't give it to you until you pay; ¿pues no va y le da el dinero a ella? so what does he do? he goes and gives the money to her!
4 (modificando a adjetivos y sustantivos) non-
pacto de no agresión non-aggression pact; los países no alineados the non-aligned nations; no beligerancia non-belligerence
Italia, aliado fascista de Alemania, declara la [no beligerancia.]
el no conformismo non-conformism; los no fumadores non-smokers; la política de no intervención the policy of non-intervention; the non-intervention policy; no renovable non-renewable
El [calentamiento global] es primariamente originado por el dióxido de carbono que se desprende hacia la atmósfera, a través del uso de [combustibles fósiles] [no renovables] (carbón, aceite y gas natural.) si es una cosa no esencial
la no necesidad del latín en partes de la misa the fact that Latin is not obligatory in parts of the mass
el no va más the ultimate
lo que en los sesenta era el no va más what was the ultimate in the sixties
ese bar es el no va más
ese barco es el no va más del lujo that boat is the ultimate in luxury
se les considera el no va más de la evasión sobre ruedas es el no va más de los derechos constitucionales
un no contundente a resounding no; le dieron un no por respuesta they answered him no; no hubo ni un solo no en la votación not a single person voted no
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