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American English: /nɑt/
British English: /nɒt/

Translation of not in Spanish:


  • 1 I asked them not to tell anyone
    les pedí que no se lo dijeran a nadie
    not to go would have been rude
    no ir hubiera sido una grosería
    not to worry (British)
    no importa
    a not inconsiderable sum of money [formal]
    una suma de dinero bastante considerable
    oh, no, not you again!
    ¡Dios mío! ¿tú otra vez?
    that's mine — it is not!
    eso es mío — ¡no, señor!
    Example sentences
    • You are warned not to touch the banisters in the empty, crumbling flats of Craigmillar.
    • Members of the public are warned not to try to coax down the eagle themselves.
    • His civil servants have been warned not to ask him to do anything sedentary on July 2.
  • 2not that (as conjunction) I'm going to London, not that it's any business of yours
    voy a Londres, no es que a ti te importe, pero …
    Example sentences
    • Not only are we not allowed to cycle any more, we are not allowed to ride the trams either.
    • On what grounds Pilger is supposed to be disturbed we are not allowed to know.
    • Showmans Guild will not be allowed to change terms and conditions of membership.
  • 3 (emphatic) not one of them stopped to help
    ni uno de ellos se paró a ayudar
    not a penny more
    ni un penique más
  • 4 (replacing clause) are you pregnant? — I hope not
    ¿estás embarazada? — espero que no
    I should think not!
    ¡claro que no!; ¡faltaría más!
    certainly not!
    ¡de ninguna manera!
    of course not!
    ¡por supuesto or claro que no!
    are you going to help me or not?
    ¿me vas a ayudar o no?
    Example sentences
    • Mum Allison is hoping to hear news today on whether or not she can donate bone marrow to Joshua.
    • Travel pages disclose if the writer was a guest of the organizers of the tour or not.
    • It's been reported that he also looks after a lady, whether he knows her or not.
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