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No Tengo?

In English, there are multiple ways to say that you don't have something.

You can make the verb negative and say:

I do not have any dogs

or

I do not have dogs

or

I do not have a dog.

The first way is the clearest way because it covers all the bases. You don't have ANY NUMBER of dogs. The second way, you could be implying that while you don't have multiple dogs, you have a singular dog. The third way, you could be implying that you don't have just a singular dog, but multiple dogs. Your words can be understood differently depending on where you add stress with the last two examples.

You can also keep the verb positive, and add a "no."

I have no dogs.

My question is this: In Spanish, what types of articles do you need to put before "dog(s)" when saying that you don't have any?

Look at the following sentences. Which sentences are grammatically correct in Spanish? Which "cover all the bases?" Are there any important differences between them?

Yo no tengo ningĂșn perros. (I don't have any dogs)

Yo no tengo un perro. (I don't have a dog)

Yo no tengo perros. (I don't have dogs or I have no dogs -- I am not sure which sentence in English this would translate to).

Thank you so much in advance!!! -Pickletoepi

5 months ago

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"No tengo perros" (I have no dogs / I don't have dogs / I don't have any dog). "No tengo ningĂșn perro" (I don't have any dog).

5 months ago

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Thanks :)

5 months ago
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