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Using nadie to say no one, nobody and anyone

We use the indefinite pronoun nadie to say no one, nobody and anyone.

Read and listen to these examples:

Yo no vi a nadie en la calle.
I didn't see anyone in the street.

Miguel no habla con nadie.
Miguel doesn't talk to anyone.

In the examples above, we use nadie preceded by the negation no + verb. In this case, we translate nadie as anyone in English. This is because the literal double negative translation of I did not see no one is more correctly translated as I did not see anyone.

Nadie ha traído regalos a la fiesta.
No one brought presents to the party.

Nadie sabía la respuesta correcta.
Nobody knew the right answer.

In this case, observe that nadie is placed at the front of the sentence meaning no one and nobody in English.

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Nadie ha traído regalos a la fiesta.
No one brought presents to the party.


Nadie sabía la respuesta correcta.
Nobody knew the right answer.


Yo no vi a nadie en la calle.
I didn't see anyone in the street.


Miguel no habla con nadie.
Miguel doesn't talk to anyone.


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