Negation

Spanish Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Spanish which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.

Negation

Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Grammar Rule

  1. In Spanish, to form negation is easy. Usually you can simply add "No" before the main verb. Example: I want to go (quiero ir) becomes: I don't want to go (no quiero ir).
  2. Sometimes, a double negative is necessary. Example: He does not have anything (el no tiene nada). The double negative usually happens with the following expressions: no... nunca (never), no... jamás (never), no... tampoco (neither), no... nada (nothing), no... nadie (no one), no... por ninguna parte (nowhere).
  3. Just like English, there is another way of forming the negative by using: nada (nothing), nadie (nobody), ninguno (none), nunca (never), and jamás (never).

Here are some negation expressions that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Spanish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Negation in Spanish

Negation Spanish Audio
Nono
Nothingnada
Not yetaún no
No oneninguno
No longerno más
Nevernunca
Cannotno puedo
Should notno debería

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Spanish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Spanish Negation in a Sentence

English Spanish Audio
Don't worry!¡No te preocupes!
I cannot remember the wordNo recuerdo la palabra
I do not speak JapaneseNo hablo japonés
I don't know!¡No sé!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetAún no hablo italiano con fluidez
I'm not interested!¡No me interesa!
No one here speaks GreekAquí nadie habla griego
No problem!No hay problema
This is not correctEsto no es correcto
This is wrongEsto es un error
We don't understandNo entendemos
You should not forget this wordNo debes olvidar esta palabra

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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Spanish

Body Spanish Audio
ArmBrazo
BackEspalda
ChestPecho
Earoreja
Eyeojo
Facecara
Feetpies
Fingersdedos
Haircabello
Handmano
Headcabeza
Heartcorazón
Legpierna
Mouthboca
Neckcuello
Nosenariz
Shoulderhombro
Stomachestómago
Teethdientes
Tonguelengua

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Daily Conversation in Spanish

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Spanish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Spanish

English Spanish Audio
He feels with his handél siente con su mano
I smell with my noseHuelo con la nariz
She has beautiful eyesella tiene ojos hermosos
She tastes with her tongueella saborea con la lengua
We see with our eyesvemos con los ojos
You hear with your ears~escuchas con los oídos
How old are you?¿Qué edad tienes?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldtengo (veinte, treinta...) años
Are you married?¿Eres casado?
Do you have children?¿Tienes hijos?
I have to goMe tengo que ir
I will be right back!regreso enseguida

Fun Facts

Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Spanish about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Spanish Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Spanish homepage.

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