Using todavía no with El Pretérito Perfecto = not yet (negative expression)

To express not yet in Spanish, you use the negative expression todavía no with El Pretérito Perfecto. 

This expression refers to an action that has yet to be completed, hence El Pretérito Perfecto.


Look at these examples: 

Nosotros todavía no hemos salido del trabajo.We have not yet left work.

Ellos todavía no se han casado.They have not yet married.

As you can see, the way to use todavía no is:
todavía no + verb conjugated in El Pretérito Perfecto

However, note that you can also use it in the following order:
no + verb conjugated in El Pretérito Perfecto + todavía

Ella no les ha presentado a su novio todavía.She has not introduced them to her boyfriend yet.

Yo no he estudiado todavía el examen.I have not studied for the exam yet.

 

The negative expression todavía no means not yet, but todavía used on its own has a different meaning = still or even.

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Examples and resources

¿Has comido ya? No, no he comido todavía.You've already eaten? No, I have not eaten yet.
Ella no les ha presentado a su novio todavía.She has not introduced them to her boyfriend yet.
Ellos todavía no se han casado.They have not yet married.
Nosotros todavía no hemos salido del trabajo.We have not yet left work.
Yo no he estudiado todavía el examen.I have not studied for the exam yet.

Q&A Forum 2 questions, 4 answers

GrahamB2Kwiziq community member

Why is the first answer wrong?

Thanks!

No todavía se ha terminado el partido.No se ha terminado el partido todavía.
Asked 1 month ago
AlanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

The word order is wrong - it has to be "todavia no". When todavia precedes the verb, it also has to precede the "no".

GrahamB2Kwiziq community member

Similarly, why is this wrong? What am i missing?

Pedro no todavía se ha levantado

Why is the first answer wrong?

Thanks!

No todavía se ha terminado el partido.No se ha terminado el partido todavía.

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RobertC1Kwiziq community member

FYI: A number of times now the answer system has not recorded my answer to a question after a lesson -and its registered as left out. Just FYI

Asked 1 year ago
ShuiKwiziq team member

Hola Robert, 

Just so you know, I've asked a member of our team to look into this - they might need to get in touch to get further info from you in order to understand what's going on.

Saludos

Shui

RobertC1Kwiziq community member

okay - happy to help If possible.

FYI: A number of times now the answer system has not recorded my answer to a question after a lesson -and its registered as left out. Just FYI

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