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American English: /ˈnɛvər/
British English: /ˈnɛvə/

Translation of never in Spanish:


  • 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
    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]
    no se preocupen que aquí estoy yo
    2.2 (expressing incredulity) [colloquial] (in interjectional phrases) 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) [colloquial]
    lo logró — ¡no! or ¡mentira!
    Example sentences
    • What me? Never!
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