nunca

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nunca advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (en ningún momento)never advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (with question or negative)ever advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Nunca he mentido y no pienso empezar ahora.
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Compound Forms:
ahora o nunca exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (momento adecuado)now or never exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
como nunca loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (ninguna vez antes de)like never before exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
cuento de nunca acabar nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (historia que se repite)never ending story nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Querer que los jóvenes limpien su cuarto es el cuento de nunca acabar.
 Wanting younger kids to clean their rooms is a never ending story.
de nunca acabar loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (interminable)never-ending adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Estoy leyendo un libro de nunca acabar.
irse para nunca volver loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (marcharse para siempre)leave never to return v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  leave forever v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lo de nunca acabar never-ending adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
más actual que nunca more up-to-date than ever exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  more current than ever exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
más cerca que nunca exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (más cercano)closer than ever exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
mejor que nunca loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (jamás así de bien)better than ever exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Después de que me operaron, me siento mejor que nunca.
 After they operated on me, I feel better than ever.
ni ahora ni nunca exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (jamás)never advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  never ever advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (literally)neither now nor ever exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
no haber roto nunca un plato,
no haber quebrado nunca un plato
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (persona: no tener falta)never have harmed a fly v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)butter wouldn't melt in his mouth exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Juan tiene un aire cándido, parece que no ha roto nunca un plato.
no… nunca loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (expresa negación)no... never advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No, Rembrandt nunca salió de Holanda.
nunca digas nunca exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo inesperado puede ocurrir)never say die, never say never exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Nunca digas nunca porque nadie conoce el futuro.
nunca jamás exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (jamás en la vida)never again advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  never ever advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
nunca te acostarás sin saber una cosa más (refrán) exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (siempre se aprende algo)you learn something new every day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  you live and learn exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
probablemente nunca exor (seguramente jamás)probably never exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
ser un tema de nunca acabar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (ser tema repetitivo)be a never-ending story v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be a never ending issue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Las posturas políticas es su tema de nunca acabar.
 The political posturing is a never-ending story for him.
sin dejar nunca without ever stopping exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  non-stop advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  never-ending adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
uno nunca está conforme con lo que tiene exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (disconformidad eterna) (literally)you are never happy with your lot exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (figurative)the grass is always greener on the other side exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Uno nunca está conforme con lo que tiene; siempre quiere más.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, never on your own.
uno nunca sabe exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (considerar posibilidades)you never know exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
vive como piensas más nunca pienses como vives exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (ser congruente)live the way you think but never think the way you live v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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