não

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Aromanian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

não

  1. Alternative form of nãu

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • naõ (obsolete)
  • nam (obsolete)
  • nom (obsolete, nonstandard)
  • num (nonstandard or eye dialect)
  • n (abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese non, from Latin nōn ‎(no), from Old Latin noenum, from Proto-Indo-European *ne ‎(not) + *óynos ‎(one)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

não (not comparable)

  1. (preceding verbs or adverbs) not; do not; have not (negates the meaning of the verb or adverb)
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 225:
      Harry teve a nítida impressão de que ele não era o único que estava omitindo informações naquele momento.
      Harry had the clear impression that he was not the only one who was omitting information in that moment.
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 162:
      Não abro cartas.
      I don't open letters.
    Eu não li esse livro.
    I haven’t read this book.
    Não faça isso.
    Don’t do this.
    1. (preceding verbs) used to emphasise sentences containing a negative pronoun as the object; see double negative
      Eu não fiz nada.
      I didn’t do anything. (literally: I didn’t do nothing.)
    2. (colloquial, following verb phrases) used to emphasise sentences containing a negative pronoun as the subject or already containing não
      Ninguém vai ser preso não.
      Nobody is going to be arrested really.
      Não vi o João não.
      I haven’t seen John, no.
    3. (beginning questions) isn't (used to ask whether a person agrees with the proposition, rather than to ask for an unknown fact)
      Não está ruim esse chá?
      Isn’t this tea bad?
  2. (preceding adjectives, usually hyphenated) non- (forms antonyms of adjectives)
    Esse sistema é não-escalável.
    This system is non-scalable.
  3. (as a sentence-final parenthesis) isn't it? right? (tag question)
    Ela está aqui, não?
    She is here, right?

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:não.

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

não

  1. no (used to show disagreement or negation)
  2. no (used to show agreement with a negative question)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (shows disagreement): negativo
  • (shows agreement with a negative question): positivo

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

não m (plural nãos)

  1. no (a negative answer)
    Hoje recebi duas respostas: um sim e um não.
    Today I received two answers: a yes and a no.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

não

  1. brain, cerebrum

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