Learn how to say neither... nor in Spanish
To form the equivalent negative sentence of "Neither... nor..." in Spanish we use the conjunction "ni".
Have a look at these examples:
- we use the conjunction ni twice (before each negative element in the sentence).
- ni can be followed by nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
If ni... ni follows the verb, then the verb needs a negative too.
Have a look:
Both sentences are correct and mean exactly the same thing. Unlike in English the double-negative remains negative in Spanish, and cannot be translated as: Yesterday, neither Lucas nor Daniel did not go to the party.
Here are more examples:
We sometimes omit the first ni and only use the ni in the second element of the sentence that we are negating. This is also correct as long as we introduce the first sentence with a verb in negative. For example:
"A Camila no le gustan los gatos ni los perros."
(Camila doesn't like cats or dogs.)
"No vamos a ir a la playa ni a la montaña."
(We are not going to the beach or the mountains."
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