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non
Pronunciation: / nɔ̃ /
En anglais la réponse no est généralement renforcée en reprenant le verbe utilisé pour poser la question: ‘tu es déçu?’—‘non’ = ‘are you disappointed?’—‘no, I'm not’; ‘est-ce que vous aimez les concombres?’—‘non’ = ‘do you like cucumber?’—‘no, I don't’.

Translation of non in English:

adverbe

  • 2 (remplace une proposition) See examples: je pense que non je te dis que non il paraît que non
    apparently not
    cela marche? elle affirme que non
    does it work? she claims it doesn't
    tu trouves ça drôle? moi non
    do you think that's funny? I don't
    ils ont tous aidé, lui non
    everyone helped, but he didn't
    certains ont aimé, d'autres non
    some people liked it and some didn't
  • 3 (dans une double négation) See examples: non sans raison non sans mal or peine non sans hésiter or hésitation
    not without hesitation
    non loin de
    not far from
    non moins difficile
    just as difficult
    une situation non moins triste
    an equally sad situation
  • 4 (introduisant une rectification, nuance) See examples: j'ai vu non seulement lui mais encore elle
    I saw not only him but her too
    non (pas) que je sois d'accord
    not that I agree
    non pas 200 mais 2000
    2000, not 200
    elle est assez jolie, et non très belle
    she is quite pretty, rather than very beautiful
    devant le café, ou plutôt non, dedans
    outside the cafe, or rather inside
  • 5 (dans une alternative) See examples: qu'il soit d'accord ou non
    whether he agrees or not
    malade ou non, je viendrai
    I'll come even if I'm ill
    tu viens, oui ou non?
    are you coming or not?
    va-t-il, oui ou non, accepter?
    will he accept or not?
    plaisanterie ou non, cela ne m'a pas plu
    even if it was supposed to be a joke, I didn't like it
  • 6 (interrogatif, exclamatif) See examples: c'est difficile, non? (n'est-ce pas)
    it's difficult, isn't it?
    vous écrirez, non?
    you will write, won't you?
    non? (de scepticisme)
    oh no?
    non! (de surprise)
    no!
    sois un peu plus poli, non mais (familier)!
    be a bit more polite, for heaven's sake!

nom masculin invariable

  • 2 (vote négatif)
    ‘no’ vote
    il y a eu 60 non (votes)
    there were 60 votes against ou 60 ‘no’ votes
    répondez par oui ou par non
    answer yes or no
    mon non est définitif
    no and that's final

also: non plus locution adverbiale

  • je ne suis pas d'accord non plus
    I don't agree either
    il n'a pas aimé le film, moi non plus
    he didn't like the film and neither did I, he didn't like the film and I didn't either

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