никогда

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Lithuanian niekada.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nʲɪkɐɡˈda]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -a

Adverb[edit]

никогда́ (nikogdá)

  1. never, nevermore (entails the meaning "always" or "for now on")
    Я никогда́ ничего́ не де́лаю.
    Ja nikogdá ničevó ne délaju.
    I never do anything.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sentences with the adverb никогда have не (ne) in them.
  • Sentences with the adverb никогда have imperfective finite verbs in them. For example,
Я никогда́ не эконо́мила на ча́шки ко́фе.
Ja nikogdá ne ekonómila na čáški kófe.
I have never saved on cups of coffee.
  • Using the adverb никогда in a sentence with a past tense shows a very strong negative. For example,
Я никогда́ не е́здила на ло́шади.
Ja nikogdá ne jézdila na lóšadi.
I have never ridden a horse at all.

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