French Negation

This is a lesson about negation in French. This includes words or expressions used to form a negative form as opposted to the affirmative. For example "I don't understand".

No: Non
Nothing: Rien
Not yet: Pas encore
No one: Personne
No longer: Plus
Never: jamais
Cannot: Ne peut pas
Should not: Ne doit pas

The below examples demonstrate how to use the negation form in a sentence. Don't be shy to use of these expressions if you don't know something.

We don't understand: Nous ne comprenons pas
I do not speak Japanese: Je ne parle pas japonais
I cannot remember the word: Je ne m'en souviens pas le mot
You should not forget this word: Vous ne devriez pas oublier ce mot
No problem!: Pas de problème!
I don't know!: Je ne sais pas!
I'm not interested!: Ça ne m'intéresse pas!
Don't worry!: Ne vous inquiétez pas!
This is wrong: C'est incorrect
This is not correct: Ce n'est pas correct
No one here speaks Greek: Personne ne parle grec ici
I'm not fluent in Italian yet: Je ne parle pas toujours italien couramment

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