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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Examples and resources

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.


Q&A

Robert

Kwiziq community member

7 January 2019

2 replies

FYI: A number of times now the answer system has not recorded my answer to a question after a lesson -and its registered as left out. Just FYI

Shui

Kwiziq language super star

7 January 2019

7/01/19

Hola Robert, 

Just so you know, I've asked a member of our team to look into this - they might need to get in touch to get further info from you in order to understand what's going on.

Saludos

Shui

Robert

Kwiziq community member

7 January 2019

7/01/19

okay - happy to help If possible.

Thinking...