See also: ñunca

AsturianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin numquam (never).

AdverbEdit

nunca

  1. never

SynonymsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese nunca, from Latin numquam (never).

AdverbEdit

nunca

  1. never

SynonymsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese nunca, from Latin numquam (never).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nunca (not comparable)

  1. never (at no time; not ever)
    Nunca vi esse filme.
    I have never seen this film.
    Nunca tenha certeza do sucesso.
    Never be sure of success.
    Synonym: jamais

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:nunca.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Kabuverdianu: nunca

NounEdit

nunca m (plural nuncas)

  1. (poetic) neverness (the quality of not ever being extant or present)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish nunqua, from Vulgar Latin *numqua, from Latin numquam, from ne + umquam.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnunka/, [ˈnũŋ.ka]

AdverbEdit

nunca

  1. never
    Nunca he probado la langosta.
    I've never tasted lobster.
    • 2008, Fausto Ponce, Fuera de lugar, Lulu.com, page 7:
      Nunca te va a hacer una chingadera.
      He will never screw you over.
    Synonyms: jamás, en su vida
  2. ever
    Estamos mejor que nunca.
    We're better than ever.

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