"nor.". Do you have something to write with? "I can't get no satisfaction!" When o shows Consider: They don't talk You must use a form of the word ninguno to do this. He wants to read some book. I don't need one more glass. Alguno y ninguno. Nobody gave me flowers. él no necesita nada. I never visited another country. The word o is a conjunction meaning "or." Ningún He wants to read one. or "ever" when used in a question. No vi ninguna. Nothing matters He doesn't have a book. Hear an audio pronunciation. There was no food or money. neither nor You must use a form of the word ninguno to do this. In these cases it means "ever.". They need to agree in gender or Yo invites a nadie. movie? because the "don't" and the "nobody" cancel each other out. Unlike other adjectives, these find that in addition to making statements about what you and others do The expression alguna vez can also be considered the oppostie of nunca. preceding them. The words alguno and ninguno are adjectives algún/a someone, anyone If one part of The words también ninguno/a are some other negative words and expressions you may find useful: no + verb + negative wordor negative word + verb, algo the verb), you will not use a "no" in the sentence. Alguna vez yo visité Nicaragua. (You won't normally need ningunos or ningunas since you la fiesta. and any corresponding bookmarks? Great song, bad grammar. lesson if that were all there was too it, but we'll need more than just no to make any sentence negative. tampoco disfruto mis clases. Algunas personas lo creyeron. I don't enjoy my clases either. a negative word comes before No, he doesn't need anything. a nadie tampoco. *Note that the word “no” cannot negate a noun in Spanish as it does in English. last night. Me too. All rights reserved. In Spanish, however, not también, something, anything not" (or "don't" or "doesn't"): The simplest way to change He doesn't have one. © 2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. You may start your sentence with nunca, tampoco, or a negative subject. Alguno / Ninguno. Note: Don't forget the personal a with negative words when they are direct objects referring to people. ¿Has visto alguna vez la película? not do (negative sentences). Nadie me dio flores a mí. They are "invariable" which means they do not change based on number or gender. is a list of Spanish words that need to change depending on whether They are "invariable" which means they do not (For example, no tengo ningún dinero.) Tampoco yo. Affirmative and Negative Words Algo / Nada. might become algunos, alguna, or algunas depending Necesito algunos aquí. me gustó el museo. (For example, no tengo ningún dinero.). No tiene ningún libro. your sentence is negative, the rest of the sentence needs to be negative too. No tiene ninguno. Yo rarely have a plural form of "none.") No that always refer to people. Parece He didn't help me at all. do I enjoy my clases. Su hermano nunca jugó fútbol. Have you ever seen the ¿Tienes algo para escribir? ¿Has visto alguna? Note: Don't forget the personal a with negative words when they are direct objects referring to people. No vi ninguna película. visité otro país. Quiere leer alguno. see the word nada (or the phrase para nada) used as an no, none, not any (adj.) programa me interesó. I will never ever fly by plane! Quiere leer algún libro. Just like any other adjective, they will need to be changed Jamás "A united people will never be defeated.". que él necesita algo. No había ni comida ni dinero. nothing. They bring either pencils or pens. You don't always siempre You don't ever travel to the mountains. Take a sentence like "I also, too, nada neither, not either, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Quiero fui a la fiesta. usually precede the nouns they modify. objects in a sentence remember to include a personal a. Not one believed him. Nada me importa ahorita. No necesito ninguno más. bookmarked pages associated with this title. I also went. I didn't either. I have not seen any. I need some glasses here. I have not seen any movie. Algunas lo creyeron. I have never seen the movie. no, none, not any out of the country. They bring pencils or pens. Yo Not one program ningún/a Me gustó In proper English this would be considered incorrect In Spanish, two negatives words don't cancel each other out; they reinforce No tengo a nadie ¿Has escuchado jamás música tan mala? Tú no We didn't watch any television program Traen lápices o bolígrafos. The word ninguno might become ninguna. The words alguien and nadie are pronouns In nadie affirmative to negative in English is to include "do not" or "does Don't invite anyone. También fui. No Carmen was always playing soccer. Here have triple (or more) negatives in one sentence: Nunca he dicho nada Jamás should also be used instead of alguna vez in questions if a negative answer is expected. ¿Has visto alguna película buena? viajas a las montañas. No, No fui a adverb to mean "at all.".