In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1neither … nor … — ni … ni …
- she neither knows nor cares! — ¡ni sabe ni le importa!
- neither good nor bad — ni bueno ni malo
2(nor)tampocoI don't want to go — neither do I — no quiero ir — yo tampoco / ni yo
- I'm not leaving — me neither! — yo no me voy — ¡yo tampoco! / ¡ni yo!
- it is not our policy, neither is it the policy of our allies — no es nuestra política, ni (tampoco) es la política de nuestros aliados
1neither proposal was accepted — no se aceptó ninguna de las (dos) propuestas
- neither one is the right size — ninguno de los dos es del tamaño adecuado
1ningunoningunashe read both poems, but liked neither — leyó los dos poemas pero no le gustó ninguno
- I saw both plays, but liked neither — vi las dos obras pero no me gustó ninguna
- neither of the guards saw him — ninguno de los (dos) guardias lo vio
- Upon realising my error, it all felt a bit awkward, but neither of us could bring ourselves to mention my faux pas.
- In theory, we were going to walk up the thousand steps, but neither of us could be bothered.
- I suppose it's because neither of the Scottish sides have made the breakthrough yet.
- For a while you could get it on the Wayback Machine but it's gone even from there and neither of us thought to make new copies.
- During dinner we were given something that neither of us had seen before.
- We arrived fashionably late and neither of us had any supper so we thought we'd grab a bite there.
- Despite the big numbers, neither of the town's MPs claimed as much in expenses as they could have.
- Except he would take cream with his coffee and neither of us would smoke.
- The problem, at least for those holidaying in Gibraltar, is that neither of these hotels has a beach.
- Great effort from the edge of the box - neither of these two sides is prepared to settle for a draw.
- A quick flick of the head confirms neither of the other two are objecting.
- With neither of them in the first flush of youth, he worries about what will happen to his collection when he is gone.
- He disagrees but neither of us can fight the fact that things are weird.
- Legal Aid told him that neither of them were into such stuff and eventually he put the phone down.
- The marriage was finally approved, but the bride was married with neither of her parents at her side.
- I've run second a few times but neither of us had won the entire series of games previous to this!
- We have been speaking regularly and neither of us has had too much sleep.
- It is the kind of connection the human heart longs to make, and neither of them mistake it for what it is not.
- So neither of them moved, and the algae that grows on the sloth's fur got to the finish line first.
- A battle between father and son is about to erupt, though neither of them realise it yet.
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