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American English: /noʊ/
British English: /nəʊ/

Translation of no in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (+ plural n) they have no children
    no tienen hijos
    the room has no windows
    la habitación no tiene ninguna ventana or no tiene ventanas
    no flowers by request
    se ruega no enviar ofrendas florales
    I am under no illusions
    no me hago ilusiones
    no two people are exactly alike
    no hay dos personas exactamente iguales
    1.2 (+ uncount n) they eat no meat
    no comen carne
    there's no food left
    no queda nada de comida
    there's no time for that now
    no tenemos tiempo para eso ahora
    how can we cook with no electricity?
    ¿cómo vamos a cocinar sin electricidad?
    it's no trouble
    no es ningún problema or ninguna molestia
    no experience is necessary for this job
    no es necesario tener experiencia para este trabajo
    it's no use crying
    no se saca nada con llorar
    con llorar no se arregla nada
    de nada sirve llorar
    1.3 (+ sing count n) this cup has no handle
    esta taza no tiene asa
    no building was left standing
    no quedó ningún or ni un edificio en pie
    no intelligent person would do that
    ninguna persona inteligente haría eso
  • 2 (in understatements) I'm no expert, but …
    no soy ningún experto, pero …
    she has a good voice, but she's no Callas it's no masterpiece, but it's well written
    no es ninguna obra maestra, pero está bien escrito
    she told him what she thought in no uncertain terms
    le dijo lo que pensaba muy claramente
  • 3 3.1 (prohibiting, demanding) no smoking no dogs allowed
    no se admiten perros
    off to bed and no arguing!
    ¡a la cama y sin chistar!
    3.2 (with -ing form) there's no pleasing/convincing some people
    no hay manera de complacer/convencer a cierta gente
    there'll be no stopping them now
    ahora no hay quien los pare
  • 4 (very little) it's no distance
    no queda muy lejos
    I'll be finished in no time (at all)
    termino enseguida
  • 5 (any) [criticized] (with negative) I don't need no doctor
    no necesito ningún médico
    I ain't got no money
    no tengo dinero


  • 1 (before adj or adv) my house is no larger than yours
    mi casa no es más grande que la tuya
    please arrive no later than nine o'clock
    por favor lleguen a las nueve a más tardar or lleguen antes de las nueve
    I no longer work for them
    ya no trabajo para ellos
    no trabajo más para ellos
    no fewer than 200 guests are expected
    se espera nada menos que a unos 200 invitados
    no more than five people applied for the job
    solo cinco personas solicitaron el trabajo
    he's no more a doctor than I am
    yo soy tan médico como él
  • 2 (not) [literary] (after or) like it or no, there are going to be changes
    quieras o no or quieras que no or te guste o no (te guste), habrá cambios


  • 1 (negative reply) to say no
    decir que no
    don't take no for an answer
    no te conformes con un no
    have you seen John? — no, I haven't
    ¿has visto a John? — no
    can I go? — no, you can't
    ¿puedo ir? — no
    Antwerp is in Holland — no, it isn't, it's in Belgium
    Amberes está en Holanda — no, está en Bélgica
    would you like some coffee? — no, thank you
    ¿quieres café? — no, gracias
    oh no, you don't!
    ¡eso sí que no!
    no, that's not right: do it this way
  • 2 (expressing dismay) oh no, not again!
    ¡ay no, otra vez!
  • 3 (expressing surprise, disbelief) I called him a liar — no! really?
    le dije que era un mentiroso — ¡no! ¿en serio?
  • 4 (emphasizing negative statement) [literary]we will never return, no, never
    no vamos a volver nunca jamás

noun plural noes

  • 1 (negative answer)
    Example sentences
    • For, among many other things, the French and Dutch votes were also noes to the consequences of enlargement and to the prospect of further enlargements.
    • If one goes to the application book, volume 1, page 23, line 30, it can be seen that it is recorded that the result of the division, this is on the second reading: ayes 14 and noes 13.
    • Super-optimists suggest that, perhaps with some changes and reassurance from European leaders, the noes might be turned into yeses, like water into wine.
  • 2 (vote)
    voto (masculine) en contra
    the noes have it
    se ha rechazado la moción
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