Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday January 23, 2009

nunca, adverb:
ever

Nunca can convey both never and ever.

No lo he visto nunca.
I’ve never seen it.

In phrases such as the next one, it translates as ever:

Ninguno de nosotros había esquiado nunca.
None of us had ever skied before.

It also translates as ever in questions — often rhetorical.

¿Se vio nunca tal cosa?
Did you ever see such a thing?

And in sentences involving más or menos and a comparison:

Esta más guapo que nunca.
He’s more handsome than ever.

Trabaja menos que nunca.
He’s working less than ever.


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