Translation of "not" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb uk /nɒt/ us /nɑt/

A1 used to give something the opposite meaning

I’m not interested.
It’s not mine.
It’s for you, not Daniel.

A2 used after verbs such as ‘be afraid’, ‘hope’, or ‘suspect’ in short negative replies

que no
‘Is he coming with us?’ ‘I hope not.’
‘Have you finished yet?’ ‘I’m afraid not.’
or not

A2 used to express the possibility that something might not happen

o no
Are you going to the party or not?
I don’t know if she’s coming or not.

(Translation of “not” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adverb /not/

(often abbreviated to n’t) a word used for denying, forbidding, refusing, or expressing the opposite of something

I did not see him
I didn’t see him
He isn’t here
Isn’t he coming?
They told me not to go
Not a single person came to the party
We’re going to London, not Paris
That’s not true!

used with certain verbs such as hope, seem, believe, expect and also with be afraid

’Have you got much money?’ ’I’m afraid not’
’Is he going to fail his exam?’ ’I hope not’.
not at all

it does not matter; it is not important etc

en absoluto
’Thank you for helping me.’ ’Not at all.’

(Translation of “not” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)