German translation of 'never'
1. nie ⧫ niemals (form)
I never eat it das esse ich nie
I have never seen him ich habe ihn (noch) nie gesehen
never again nie wieder
never before noch nie
never before had there been such a disaster eine solche Katastrophe hatte es noch nie (zuvor) gegeben
never even nicht einmal
I have never ever been so insulted ich bin noch nie so beleidigt worden
2. (emphatic) (= not)
I never slept a wink (informal) ich habe kein Auge zugetan
he never so much as smiled er hat nicht einmal gelächelt
you’ve never left it behind! (informal) du hast es doch wohl nicht etwa liegen lassen! (inf)
would you do it again? -- never! würdest du das noch einmal machen? -- bestimmt nicht
Spurs were beaten -- never! (informal) Spurs ist geschlagen worden -- nein!
well I never (did)! (informal) nein, so was!
never fear keine Angst
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Example Sentences Including 'never'
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There will probably never be a more profitable time for fringe players to emerge.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It never occurred to me she would look for a different way.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This may partly account for the embarrassing fact that most major business initiatives never pay off.MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)
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'never' in Other Languages
British English: never /ˈnɛvə/ ADVERB
Never means at no time in the past or future.
I have never lost the weight I gained in my teens.
- American English: never
- Arabic: أبداً
- Brazilian Portuguese: nunca
- Chinese: 决不
- Croatian: nikada
- Czech: nikdy
- Danish: aldrig
- Dutch: nooit
- European Spanish: nunca
- Finnish: ei koskaan
- French: jamais
- German: nie
- Greek: ποτέ
- Italian: mai
- Japanese: ･･･したことがない
- Korean: 결코 ...않다
- Norwegian: aldri
- Polish: nigdy
- European Portuguese: nunca
- Romanian: niciodată
- Russian: никогда
- Spanish: nunca
- Swedish: aldrig
- Thai: ไม่เคย
- Turkish: asla
- Ukrainian: ніколи
- Vietnamese: không bao giờ
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