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Old September 19, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ookami View Post
Thanks. Is there some rule or something like that to distinguish when to use nothing and anything to say nada?

"I don't have nothing/anything." Are both options the same?
Well, I would say that the most applicable rule is that we don't use "double negatives" like you do in Spanish.

"I don't have nothing." - means, literally, I don't have "nothingness", which actually means that I have SOMETHING.

"I don't have anything." - that means, literally, that I don't have ANY THING.

Also, you could say "I have nothing."

In Spanish: No tengo nada. ???
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