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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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never

['nevǝ(r)]

ADV

  1. (=not ever) nunca

  2. (emphatic negative)

Examples from texts

They went to a club in the center of Santa Teresa where the girl had never been but that her friends highly recommended.
Estuvieron en una discoteca del centro de Santa Teresa a la que la muchacha no había ido nunca, pero de la cual hablaban sus amigas en los mejores términos.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
In real life, he never drew her stare, either.
Tampoco en la vida real, atraía su mirada.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
That means I have to leave the house by eight fifteen at the latest otherwise I'll never get to Dalhousie on time.
Tengo que salir de casa a las ocho y cuarto a más tardar; si no, no llegaré a tiempo a Dalhousie.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
I'll confess to you, young man, that I never earned anything.
Le quiero confesar, joven, que jamás me gané nada.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
It was different with my sister. Now that there was money, she gave herself airs she'd never given herself before. Or if she had I never noticed.
Con mi hermana la cosa fue diferente, el dinero le dio unas ínfulas que nunca había tenido o que al menos yo nunca le había conocido.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
I remembered my own childhood, the fat drunken priest telling me I could never take orders.
Recordé mi niñez y volví a ver al rechoncho y beodo padre Andrew asegurando que nunca podría ordenarme.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
Now an anger such as I had never known before impelled me on.
Una cólera como nunca había sentido me urgía a subir.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
And died so hard that even when he was out from under the Mistress, he would never truly live again.
Y tan muerto que incluso cuando estuviera lejos de la Mistress, en realidad nunca estaría vivo otra vez.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Such a sample-return mission from the outer solar system has never been attempted.
Ese tipo de misión de recolección de muestras del sistema solar externo nunca se ha intentado.
She had never known what to say about him.
Nunca había sabido qué decir de él.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
There are ambitious plans to take the deepest-ever near-infrared portrait of the universe to reveal never-before-seen infant galaxies that existed when the universe was less than 500 million years old.
Existen planes ambiciosos para tomar las más intensas imágenes del universo en el infrarrojo cercano con el propósito de revelar galaxias infantes nunca antes vistas, que existieron cuando el universo tenía menos de 500 millones de años.
'. . . appreciate your doing it and telling me; Richard,' Diane is saying. 'I never doubted, really.
– ...agradezco lo que has hecho, Richard -dice Diane-.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
Incredibly, the wife's mascara — which looked to have been applied with a trowel — never ran.
Increíblemente, el maquillaje de la esposa -que parecía aplicado con un fratás- no se corría nunca.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
Never, never, never!
Nunca, nunca, nuuunca.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
But never mind his hand.
Pero olvidemos la mano.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer

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"have you ever been to Argentina?" "no, never" — -¿has estado alguna vez en Argentina? -no, nunca
never leave valuables in your car — no dejen nunca objetos de valor en el coche
you never saw anything like it — nunca se ha visto nada parecido
I never believed him — nunca le creí
never! — ¡jamás!
never in all my life have I been so embarrassed — en mi vida or jamás en la vida he pasado tanta vergüenza
never again! — ¡nunca más!
scenes never before shown on TV — imágenes nunca vistas con anterioridad en televisión
it had never been tried before — no se había intentado antes
never, ever do that again! — ¡no vuelvas a hacer eso nunca jamás!
it's a lesson he'll never, ever forget — es una lección que nunca jamás olvidará
I've never yet known him to fail — no lo he visto nunca fracasar

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Collocations

now or never
ahora
now or never
ahora o nunca
never again
nunca
never ever
nunca
never again
nunca más
never in my life
nunca en mi vida
as never before
como nunca
better late than never
más vale tarde que nunca
never mind
no importa