In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(negative reply)noto 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 — no, así no; se hace así
2(expressing dismay)nooh no, not again! — ¡ay no, otra vez!
3(expressing surprise, disbelief)noI called him a liar — no! really? — le dije que era un mentiroso — ¡no! ¿en serio?
4literary(emphasizing negative statement)we will never return, no, never — no vamos a volver nunca jamás
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