nunca

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Asturian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin numquam ‎(never).

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nunca

  1. never

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese nunca, from Latin numquam ‎(never).

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nunca

  1. never

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese nunca, from Latin numquam ‎(never).

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Adverb[edit]

nunca (not comparable)

  1. never (at no time; not ever)
    • 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 139:
      Você nunca me deu a impressão de gostar tanto assim da matéria.
      You never gave me the impression of liking that subject so much.
    Nunca vi esse filme.
    I have never seen this film.
    Nunca tenha certeza do sucesso.
    Never be sure of success.

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

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Noun[edit]

nunca m (plural nuncas)

  1. (poetic) neverness (the quality of not ever being extant or present)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish nunqua, from Latin numquam

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Adverb[edit]

nunca

  1. never
    Nunca he probado la langosta.
    I've never tasted lobster.
    • 2008, Fausto Ponce, Fuera de lugar, Lulu.com, page 7:
      Nunca te va a hacer una chingadera.
      He will never betray you.
  2. ever
    Estamos mejor que nunca.
    We're better than ever.

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