Using todavía no with El Pretérito Perfecto = not yet (negative expression)

To express not yet in Spanish, you use the negative expression todavía no with El Pretérito Perfecto. 

This expression refers to an action that has yet to be completed, hence El Pretérito Perfecto.


Look at these examples: 

Nosotros todavía no hemos salido del trabajo.
We have not yet left work.

Ellos todavía no se han casado.
They have not yet married.

As you can see, the way to use todavía no is:
todavía no + verb conjugated in El Pretérito Perfecto

However, note that you can also use it in the following order:
no + verb conjugated in El Pretérito Perfecto + todavía

Ella no les ha presentado a su novio todavía.
She has not introduced them to her boyfriend yet.

Yo no he estudiado todavía el examen.
I have not studied the exam yet.

 

The negative expression todavía no means not yet, but todavía used on its own has a different meaning = still or even.

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Nosotros todavía no hemos salido del trabajo.
We have not yet left work.


¿Has comido ya? No, no he comido todavía.
You've already eaten? No, I have not eaten yet.


Ella no les ha presentado a su novio todavía.
She has not introduced them to her boyfriend yet.


Yo no he estudiado todavía el examen.
I have not studied the exam yet.


Ellos todavía no se han casado.
They have not yet married.


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