The Basics: No & Not
Não No, not
The simplest way to make a sentence negative in Portuguese is just to place the word não no, not before the verb. This is the Portuguese equivalent of adding “no” or “not” to a sentence in English. Examples:
Esta mota é rápida. This motorbike is fast.
Esta mota não é rápida. This motorbike is not fast.
Não is also used at the beginning of sentences, when replying “no” to a question:
Queres água? Do you want some water?
Não, obrigado. No, thank you. male speaker
Não, obrigada. No, thank you. female speaker