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Spanish language Spanish Negative Adjectives ~ Adjetivos negativos

Spanish negative adjectives, sometimes called indefinite negative adjectives, negate, refuse, or cast doubt on a existence of the noun that they modify.

No... ninguno is the only Spanish negative adjective and means "no" or "not any." Note that no precedes the verb while ninguno follows it.

No hay ningún dinero. There's no money.
No tengo ninguna idea. I have no idea.
Ayer no he visto ningún estudiante. Yesterday I didn't see any students.
No hay ningún peligro. There is no danger.
No veo ningunos anteojos. I don't see any eyeglasses.

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

singular plural
masculine ninguno ningunos
feminine ninguna ningunas

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

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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