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adv., n., pl. noes, nos. adv.
No can be a negative reply.
No is a negative reply to negative questions. For example, if you are Spanish and someone says to you 'You aren't Italian, are you?', you say 'No'. Don't say 'Yes'.
No is used in front of nouns to mean 'not any'. For example, instead of saying 'She doesn't have any friends', you can say 'She has no friends'.
No is used in front of comparative adjectives instead of 'not'. For example, instead of saying 'She isn't taller than her sister', you say 'She is no taller than her sister'.
However, don't use 'no' and a comparative in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, 'a no older woman' or 'a no bigger shell'.
No is used in front of different instead of 'not'.
No is often used on notices to tell you that something is not allowed. No is followed by an -ing form or a noun.
|Noun||1.||no - a negative; "his no was loud and clear"|
negative - a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
yes - an affirmative; "I was hoping for a yes"
|2.||No - a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known|
|Adj.||1.||no - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time"|
all - quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class; "we sat up all night"; "ate all the food"; "all men are mortal"; "all parties are welcome"
some - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; "have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming"; "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper"
|Adv.||1.||no - referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present; "he was no heavier than a child"|
|2.||no - not in any degree or manner; not at all; "he is no better today"|
|3.||no - used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement; "no, you are wrong"|
they've got no friends in London → no tienen ningún conocido en Londres
there are no trains after midnight → no hay trenes después de medianoche
I have no money/furniture → no tengo dinero/muebles
"no admittance, no entry" → se prohíbe la entrada
"no parking" → "no aparcar", "no estacionarse" (esp LAm)
"no smoking" → prohibido fumar
it's no good → es inútil
details of little or no interest → detalles mpl sin interés
there is no coffee left → no queda café
we'll be there in no time → llegamos en un dos por tres, no tardamos nada
it's no trouble → no es molestia
no two of them are alike → no hay dos iguales
it's no use → es inútil
he's no fool → no es tonto, ni mucho menos, no es ningún tonto
he's no friend of mine → no es precisamente amigo mío
no[ˈnəʊ] [noes] (pl)
Are you coming? - No → Est-ce que vous venez? - Non.
No, I'm not → Non.
Haven't you got your driver's licence? - No, I haven't → Vous n'avez pas votre permis de conduire ? - Non.
Would you like some more? - No thank you → Vous en voulez encore? - Non merci.
I have no money → Je n'ai pas d'argent.
I have no books → Je n'ai pas de livres.
There's no hot water → Il n'y a pas d'eau chaude.
There are no trains on Sundays → Il n'y a pas de trains le dimanche.
No student would have done it → Aucun étudiant ne l'aurait fait.
I've got no idea → Je n'en ai aucune idée.
He is no singer → Ce n'est certes pas un grand chanteur.
there is no doing sth → il est impossible de faire qch
There is no going back to the life she had → Il lui est impossible de retrouver son ancienne vie.
no problem! → pas de problème!
no way! → pas question!
no→ لَا, لَيْسَ كِذَا ne, žádný ikke, ingen kein, nein καθόλου, κανείς ningún, no ei, ei mikään aucun, non ne, nijedan nessuno, non いいえ, ない ...이 하나도 없는, 아니오 geen, niet ingen, slett ikke w żadnym wypadku, żaden não, nenhum нет, никакой ingen, nej ไม่ hiç, yok không, không chút nào 不, 没有