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English translation of 'NO'

NO

abbreviation for
(= noroeste) NW

no

adverb
1.  (para negar)
a.
(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” or “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! (old-fashioned)
b. (para formar la negación de los verbos)
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
c.
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!
d. (con doble negación)
no conozco a nadie I don’t know anyone
no quiero nada I don’t want anythingI want nothing
see also de preposition, bien conjunction, más adverb, más adverb, si1 conjunction
2.  (para confirmar)
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?
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
el no conformismo non-conformism
los no fumadores non-smokers
la política de no intervención the policy of non-interventionthe non-intervention policy
no renovable non-renewable
la no necesidad del latín en partes de la misa the fact that Latin is not obligatory in parts of the mass
▪ idiom: el no va más the ultimate
lo que en los sesenta era el no va más what was the ultimate in the sixties
ese barco es el no va más del lujo that boat is the ultimate in luxury
masculine noun
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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'NO' in Other Languages

British English: no /nəʊ/ ADVERB
You use no to mean not in any way.
...no later than the end of the week.
  • American English: no
  • Arabic: لَا
  • Brazilian Portuguese: não
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: ne
  • Czech: ne
  • Danish: ikke
  • Dutch: niet
  • European Spanish: no
  • Finnish: ei
  • French: non
  • German: nein
  • Greek: καθόλου
  • Italian: non
  • Japanese: いいえ
  • Korean: 아니오
  • Norwegian: slett ikke
  • Polish: w żadnym wypadku
  • European Portuguese: não
  • Romanian: nu
  • Russian: нет
  • Spanish: no
  • Swedish: nej
  • Thai: ไม่
  • Turkish: yok
  • Ukrainian: не
  • Vietnamese: không
British English: not /nɒt/ ADVERB
You use not or n't to show that something is the opposite of true.
Their plan was not working.
I don't trust him anymore.
  • American English: not
  • Arabic: لَا
  • Brazilian Portuguese: não
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: ne
  • Czech: ne
  • Danish: ikke
  • Dutch: niet
  • European Spanish: no
  • Finnish: ei
  • French: pas négatif
  • German: nicht
  • Greek: δεν
  • Italian: non
  • Japanese: ・・・でない
  • Korean: ... 아니다
  • Norwegian: ikke
  • Polish: nie
  • European Portuguese: não
  • Romanian: nu
  • Russian: нет
  • Spanish: no
  • Swedish: inte
  • Thai: ไม่
  • Turkish: yok
  • Ukrainian: не
  • Vietnamese: không
British English: no! /nəʊ/ INTERJECTION
You use no! to give a negative response to a question.
  • American English: no!
  • Arabic: لَا
  • Brazilian Portuguese: não!
  • Chinese: 不!
  • Croatian: ne!
  • Czech: ne!
  • Danish: nej
  • Dutch: nee!
  • European Spanish: ¡no!
  • Finnish: ei!
  • French: non !
  • German: nein!
  • Greek: όχι!
  • Italian: no!
  • Japanese: なんてことを!
  • Korean: 설마!
  • Norwegian: nei!
  • Polish: nie!
  • European Portuguese: não!
  • Romanian: nu!
  • Russian: нет!
  • Spanish: ¡no!
  • Swedish: nej
  • Thai: ไม่
  • Turkish: hayır!
  • Ukrainian: ні
  • Vietnamese: không!

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