- 1 (at no time) nunca; (more emphatic) jamás he never helps nunca ayuda, no ayuda nunca I've never heard anything like it! ¡nunca or jamás he oído nada semejante! never in all my life have I been so insulted en mi vida me habían insultado de ese modo never in a million years did I think I'd win jamás (en la vida) pensé que iba a ganar never again will I try to help her jamás volveré a tratar de ayudarla never again would she see his face nunca más volvería a verlo never before had she experienced such pain nunca había sentido tanto dolor we need our allies as never before necesitamos a nuestros aliados como nunca or más que nunca it's never happened yet hasta ahora, nunca ha sucedidoMore example sentences
- Throughout all this he never ever showed any remorse or any emotion for what he had done.
- She leapt out of bed and made him swear never ever to say anything like that again or it would put her off.
- We should not be so foolish as to believe these things will never return in the future.
- 2 2.1 (used for emphasis) she said she'd call but she never did dijo que llamaría pero no llamó really? I never knew that ¿ah sí? no sabía they never once thanked me no me dieron las gracias ni una vez she never so much as said hello ni siquiera saludó this will never do! ¡esto no puede ser! never fear: Peter's here [humorous/humorístico] no se preocupen que aquí estoy yo 2.2 (expressing incredulity) [colloquial/familiar] (in interjectional phrases/en locuciones de tipo interjección) I walked all the way — never! hice todo el camino a pie — ¡no me digas! or ¿en serio? I told her everything — you never did! se lo conté todo — ¡no te creo! or ¡mentira! well, I never! ¡qué increíble! or ¡pues, vaya! he did it! — he never! (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] lo logró — ¡no! or ¡mentira!More example sentences
- What me? Never!
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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.