Negative Adjective

Adjetivo negativo

The Spanish negative adjective, sometimes called indefinite negative adjective, negates, refuses, or casts doubt on the existence of the noun that it  modifies. There is only one negative adjective in Spanish: no … ninguno, meaning "no" or "not any." Note that no precedes the verb and ninguno follows it.

Por ejemplo …

No tengo ninguna idea. I have no idea.
No veo ningunos anteojos. I don’t see any eyeglasses.

Like other adjectives, ninguno must change to agree with the noun that it modifies:


However, when ninguno precedes a masculine singular noun, it changes to ningún.

No hay ningún dinero. There’s no money.
No hay ningún peligro. There is no danger.
Ayer no he visto ningún estudiante. Yesterday I didn’t see any students.

To stress the negation, the negative adjective can be placed after the noun:

No es problema ninguno. It’s no problem at all.
No tengo dinero ninguno. I have absolutely no money.

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