How to use
na, from ne
used to give a negative reply to a question, offer, or request
'Are you Italian?' 'No, I'm Spanish.'
'Do you want any more?' '
'Could you help me write this?' 'No, sorry, I haven't got time at the moment.'
He wanted to take me to a disco but I
Sixty percent of people voted no.
If you're asking whether I feel the same way about her,
the answer is no
used to say that you disagree with a statement
'You're always complaining about work.' 'No, I'm not!'
used to say that you agree with a negative statement
'They shouldn't drive so fast.' 'No, it's really dangerous.'
used to tell someone not to do something
No, Jimmy, don't touch that switch.
used to show that you are shocked, surprised, annoyed, or disappointed by what someone has just told you, or by what has just happened
'She's nearly fifty.' 'No, you're kidding!'
, I've lost my wallet!
used to correct what you have just said
He's the director, no, the assistant director, of the company.
won't take no for an answer
if someone won't take no for an answer, they are determined that you should agree to do something
He insists on taking us all out to dinner and he won't take no for an answer.
to mean 'not even a small amount'
I'll pay you $75 and no more.
You're no better than the rest of them.
➔ no longer
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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