не

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Belarusian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ня (nja) (only as unstressed particle, nonstandard in writing, common in pronunciation)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

не (nje)

  1. no (word used to indicate disagreement or negative)

Particle[edit]

не (nje)

  1. not

Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

не (ne)

  1. used to show disagreement or negation, no
    Не, грешиш.Ne, grešiš. ― No, you are mistaken.
    Не, сега не може да гледаш телевизия.Ne, sega ne može da gledaš televizija. ― No, you may not watch television now.
  2. used to negate the meaning of the following word or phrase, not, n't
    Не знам.Ne znam. ― I don't know.
    Не мога.Ne moga. ― I can't.
    Мария не им даде възможност да се извинят.Marija ne im dade vǎzmožnost da se izvinjat. ― Maria didn't give them a change to apologize.
    Не Мария им даде възможност да се извинят.Ne Marija im dade vǎzmožnost da se izvinjat. ― It was not Maria who gave them a chance to apologize. (Someone else did.)
    Не на тях Мария даде възможност да се извинят.Ne na tjah Marija dade vǎzmožnost da se izvinjat. ― It was not to them that Maria gave a chance to apologize. (She gave it to someone else.)
    Не възможност да се извинят им даде Мария.Ne vǎzmožnost da se izvinjat im dade Marija. ― It was not a chance to apologize that Maria gave them. (She gave them something else.)
    Не да се извинят им даде възможност Мария.Ne da se izvinjat im dade vǎzmožnost Marija. ― It was not a chance to apologize that Maria gave them. (She gave them a chance to do something else.)

Macedonian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

не (ne)

  1. no

Particle[edit]

не (ne)

  1. not

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnʲe]
  • IPA(key): [nʲi] (phonetic respelling: ни) (only when unstressed)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: ни (when unstressed)

Particle[edit]

не (ne)

  1. (negative in full) not, no, -n't, without
    Он не зна́етOn ne znájet ― He does not know.
    не долете́в до це́лиne doletév do céli ― without reaching the target
    он не ге́нийon ne génij ― he is no genius
    Не де́лай э́того!Ne délaj étovo! ― Don’t do it!
    Не говори́ ни сло́ва!Ne govorí ni slóva! ― don’t say a word!
  2. Idiomatic negative usage
    (мне) не по себе́(mne) ne po sebé ― (I) feel sick; (I) feel uncomfortable
    не разne raz ― more than once; time and again; repeatedly; many a time
    Я ви́дел вас не раз.Ja vídel vas ne raz. ― I have seen you often.
    тем не ме́нееtem ne méneje ― nevertheless
  3. (partial negative) perhaps not, whether ... or not
    Сча́стье не сча́стье, но что́-то похо́жее.Sčástʹje ne sčástʹje, no štó-to poxóžeje. ― Perhaps not happiness, but something very much like it.
    Хо́чешь не хо́чешь, а придётся сде́лать.Xóčešʹ ne xóčešʹ, a pridjótsja sdélatʹ. ― like it or not, you’ll have to do it.
  4. will never (implying impossibility to do something)
    Ему́ э́того не сде́лать.Jemú étovo ne sdélatʹ. ― He will never do it.
  5. (usually not translated, gives affirmative meaning for expression, especially in exclamations)
    Како́й ру́сский не лю́бит бы́строй езды́!Kakój rússkij ne ljúbit býstroj jezdý! ― Every Russian likes to drive (a car) fast!
    Кто не лю́бит пое́сть!Kto ne ljúbit pojéstʹ! ― Everyone likes a good meal!

Prefix[edit]

With prepositions and pronouns не actually is a prefix, in spite of the fact that it is written separately.

Examples:

  1. не́ с кем (né s kem, from) → не́кем (nékem)
  2. не́ из чего (né iz čevo, from) → не́чего (néčevo)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

не (Latin spelling ne)

  1. not (denoting negation)
    Не знам. ― I don't know.
    Он је не само даровит, већ и јако марљив. ― He is not only talented, but also very industrious.
    ht(j)eo-ne ht(j)eo ― whether you want it or not
    Да не спаваш? ― Aren't you sleeping?
    Не могу, а да не... ― I cannot but...
    рећи не ― to say no, refuse, decline
    не мање него... ― no less then...
    не доћи ― to fail to come, not come
    ... Зар не? ― ... Aren't you? (Do you?, Don't you?)

Interjection[edit]

не (Latin spelling ne)

  1. no
    Јеси ли демократ(а)? Не! ― Are you a democrat? No!

Synonyms[edit]

  • јок (dialectal, from Turkish)

Antonyms[edit]


Tajik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Russian не (ne).

Adverb[edit]

не (ne)

  1. (informal) no

See also[edit]


Ukrainian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

не (ne)

  1. not