To render a sentence negative, the word no is placed before the verb.
|Isabel no está aquí.||Isabel is not here.|
Be aware that no means “no” as well as “not”:
|No, Isabel no está aquí.||No, Isabel is not here.|
Vocabulario básico (Basic Vocabulary)
a- to, at
de- of, from, about
e- and (before words beginning in -i, hi)
en- in, on
entre- between, among
es- (he, she, it) is/(you) are*
está- (he, she, it) is/(you) are*
*The difference between these forms will be studied in Section 3.4.