Look at these negative sentences:
Je ne suis pas grande.I am not tall. Je n'ai pas de frère.I have no brother.
Notice that to make a negative sentence in French is slightly more complicated than in English as there are two negative words involved.
Notice that to negate a verb in a simple sentence, you wrap ne… pas around the verb (here suis / ai).
Note: if the verb begins with a vowel, use n' instead of ne.
Tu n'écoutes pas Alice.You don't listen to Alice.
ATTENTION: c'est becomes ce n'est pas.
C'est bleu ? Non, ce n'est pas bleu !Is it blue? No, that's not blue!
Ce n'est pas très gentil de sa part.It's not very nice of him.
See also more advanced lessons Position of negation with two verbs (conjugated + infinitive)
and Using 'ne ... pas' with compound tenses (negation)
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