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American English: /ˈnɛɡədɪv/
British English: /ˈnɛɡətɪv/

Translation of negative in Spanish:


  • you're too negative
    eres demasiado negativo
    the blood test was negative
    el análisis de sangre dio negativo
    negative film negative image
    imagen (feminine) en negativo
    Example sentences
    • The records of her transaction, and loan would have been available and in their absence I draw a negative inference.


  • 1 1.1 (word, particle) put this sentence into the negative
    pon esta frase en negativo
    Example sentences
    • Hence the perceived strangeness of They could give a damn, which has no overt negative, but means the same thing as the same phrase with a negative.
    • A penchant for sentences with multiple negatives is one of the things that make jury instructions notoriously hard to understand.
    • Re-reading P G Wodehouse's The Code of the Woosters the other day reminded me of the many words in English which are the negatives of words whose positive forms are now obsolete or rare.
    1.2 (no) he answered in the negative
    contestó negativamente or que no
    contestó con una negativa
    Example sentences
    • The Court answered that question in the negative (with Judge Bauer dissenting).
    • RBC has bitten the bullet, and answered my question in the negative; he thinks he'd still be free, and wouldn't complain.
    • It provides an answer to this question in the negative.
  • 2 (Photography)
    Example sentences
    • Up until this point I have been using Kodak film and having my negatives printed off and enlarging and framing them.
    • Sugiura often uses the photogram as a paper negative to print a positive, in which the subject becomes a black silhouette.
    • The photographer then contact prints negatives onto the platinum paper, which means the negative is put into direct contact with the paper as it is exposed by the enlarger.
  • 3 (Electricity)
    polo (masculine) negativo
    Example sentences
    • Welding is done with direct current, electrode negative (straight polarity).


  • ¡negativo!
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