Translation of not in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /nɑːt; nɒt/


  • 1.1 no 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 (BrE) 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!
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    • 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.
    1.2not that (as conj) I'm going to London, not that it's any business of yours voy a Londres, no es que a ti te importe, pero …
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    • 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.
    1.3 (emphatic) ni not one of them stopped to help ni uno de ellos se paró a ayudar not a penny more ni un penique más 1.4 (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?
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    • 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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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.