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efectivo (adjective) — real, actual; en efectivo = in cash; efectivos = officers. Look up efectivo in the dictionary

Pagó la cuenta en efectivo.
He paid the bill in cash.

Nunca lleva dinero en efectivo.
He never carries cash.

Numerosos efectivos de la policía rodearon el colegio.
A large police contigent surrounded the school.
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:04 AM
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Nunca lleva dinero en efectivo.
He never carries cash.
Could this one mean also "Never carry cash"? (In the imperative?)
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:27 AM
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Could this one mean also "Never carry cash"? (In the imperative?)
No, because negative imperatives use the subjunctive.
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:32 AM
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No, because negative imperatives use the subjunctive.
Ugh! The subjunctive. I haven't studied that yet ... won't do so anytime soon. Too many other things to focus on.......

So, it would be something like "Nunca lleves dinero en efectivo"?
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Old December 15, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Ugh! The subjunctive. I haven't studied that yet ... won't do so anytime soon. Too many other things to focus on.......

So, it would be something like "Nunca lleves dinero en efectivo"?
Para no haberlo estudiado, lo haces muy bien
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Old December 15, 2009, 09:34 AM
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It also means "effective"
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It also means "effective"
Good point. The OP says efectivo (adjective) and as an adjective, it means effective. In en efectivo, it is a noun.
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Old December 15, 2009, 10:08 AM
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Good point. The OP says efectivo (adjective) and as an adjective, it means effective. In en efectivo, it is a noun.
Ok, do not confuse me now. I know it means effective as in something being effective, and it also means cash in Spanish. Whether it is a noun or an adjective it goes beyond my realm...
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Old December 15, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Ok, do not confuse me now. I know it means effective as in something being effective, and it also means cash in Spanish. Whether it is a noun or an adjective it goes beyond my realm...
Now I just do not believe that you can't see the difference between a noun and an adjective, if you really tried.
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Old December 15, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Now I just do not believe that you can't see the difference between a noun and an adjective, if you really tried.
You are an skeptical person.... So am I, but then again, maybe not.
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