Italian Negation

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Italian Negation

Learning the Italian Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Italian negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Italian, negation can be made simply by placing "No" before the main verb. But sometimes a double negative is required. "No" is the most common negative.

Non posso farlo (I can't do this). 

Non hanno niente da fare (they don't have anything to do – Double Negative). 

Non mi piace (I don't like it)


Here are some examples:

English NegationItalian Negation
NegationNegazione
he is not hereNon è qui
that is not my bookquesto non è il mio libro
do not enternon entrare

Notice the structure of the Negation in Italian.

List of Negation in Italian

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Italian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Italian vocabulary.

English NegationItalian Negation
I don't speakNon parlo
I don't writeIo non scrivo
I don't driveIo non guido
I don't loveNon amo
I don't givenon do
I don't smilenon sorridere
I don't takeNon prendo
he doesn't speaknon parla
he doesn't writeegli non scrive
he doesn't drivenon guida
he doesn't loveegli non ama
he doesn't givenon dà
he doesn't smileegli non sorride
he doesn't takeegli non prende
we don't speaknon parliamo
we don't writenon scriviamo
we don't driveNon guidiamo
we don't lovenon amiamo
we don't givenon diamo
we don't smilenon sorridiamo
we don't takenoi non prendiamo

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