The general rule in Italian is that to answer a question negatively. But politely, you just need to say “no,” followed by “grazie.” (thank you). As for no in Italian, there are several alternatives to it. Whose use depends largely on the person you are speaking with. As well as saying no in question tags, no can also mean yes in expressions such as come no (for sure).
No in Italian: No
Non Credo / Non Penso
When saying no in Italian, you can use these most common expressions to send a message expressing doubt. Doubt about the situation, or what’s going to happen.
Ne Dubito / Ne Dubito Proprio
It is not necessary to resort to no in Italian. Rather, you can also use one of these expressions when you wish to convey uncertainty or the feeling that something will happen or did not happen.
Temo Di No
In using this phrase when expressing regret over an action, not your fault. You are expressing your remorse for something you are not to blame for.
If you want to express hope or wish for something that won’t or didn’t happen. You would use this word in Italian instead of no. Not only that, there are many ways to say no in different languages.
Sarà Per La Prossima Volta
As a result of the polite manners you used. You were able to politely refuse something that was being offered to you. Rescheduling it for the next time you will see one another again.
Grazie, È Come Se Avessi Accettato
In Italian, you can use it when you want to politely decline an offer that has been made to you by someone you barely know.
You may be surprise to hear that this way to say no in Italian is quite harsh to hear. Since, it conveys the message that you have never thought of helping someone do something, without even considering it.
Non Se Ne Parla Proprio / Per Carità
There are many reasons that you may want to use these expressions. When your heart really doesn’t want to give anything to someone for different reasons.
Ma Quando Mai
Another way of saying no in Italian is to respond with this expression. When you are being accused by someone of something you have not done.