"Hoy no juego."
Translation:Today I do not play.
I know that this sentence is not in the present progressive (continuous) in Spanish, but could it be translated as "I'm not playing today" in English?
No!!! That would be in "ing" form, it would be jugando. To say something has an ing form there are two ways. The first way is for AR verbs, you take the stem (jugar→jug) and add "ando" so it becomes jugando, and now meand playing.
However for ER and IR , you use "iendo". You do the exact same thing and take the stem (correr→corr OR escribir→escrib) adding iendo transforms these into ing verbs.
Corriendo- running Escribiendo- writing
Could this also mean 'no game/play today'? Or would that be something more like 'Hoy no hay un juego?'
Does the time indicator generally come at the beginning of the sentence in Spanish?
why not, "I will not play today" as the present tense can represent both the present and the immediate future?