Grammar Tips: Spanish Affirmatives and Negatives

Grammar Tips: Spanish Affirmatives and Negatives

 

Affirmatives Negatives 
yesnono
alwayssiemprenevernunca
someone,somebodyalguienno one, nobodyninguno, nadie
somethingalgonothingnada
somewhereen alguna partenowhereen ninguna parte
alsotambiénneithertampoco
either ..oro… oneither norni …..ni
somealgún/algunanot anyningún/ninguna

 

Spanish and English differ in that Spanish uses double or even triple negatives and the meaning stays negative. Once any one part of the sentence is in the negative the entire sentence must stay in the negative:

I do not know anybody at this party. No conozco a nadie en esta fiesta.

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