This week’s Spanish word of the week is nadie.
Nadie is a pronoun that means nobody; anybody and you can find out how to pronounce it here:
The usual translation for the word nadie is nobody:
Nadie habló. Nobody spoke.
Vino mi familia y nadie más. Just my family came and nobody else.
However, unlike English, Spanish tends to use double negatives, as you can see below:
No lo sabe nadie más. Nobody else knows.
No había nadie. There was nobody there.
When this happens, that is, when there is a negative statement, the word nadie is translated as anybody:
No le gusta que nadie le contradiga. He doesn’t like anybody contradicting him.
Lo hice sin la ayuda de nadie. I did it without anybody’s help.
When nadie is used as an object pronoun, a has to go before it:
No queremos ver a nadie. We don’t want to see anybody.
Come back next week to learn a new word and expand your Spanish vocabulary!