novedad - always good news?

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by solea1717, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. solea1717 Senior Member

    English, USA
    Hi there,

    Does a "novedad" always refer to news that is good? Or can a novedad also refer to bad news? For example, does it sound redundant to say, "buenas novedades"?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Vespre Member

    "Novedad" can refer both to bad or good news. But we never say "buenas novedades". As much, you could say "una novedad buena", in singular.

    ;) I hope it helps you
  3. ksequen

    ksequen Banned

    Guatemala, Spanish
    Hi solea1717,

    The word "novedad" is neutral.
    For example, you can ask someone: ¿Alguna novedad? (Anything new?)
    And the answer could be a good new or a bad one.

    It's also used to say: Sin novedad. (Nothing's new -or- without any incidents).

    How ever, if you want to say good news, you can say: Buenas noticias. It's more colloquial.

    In addition, as Vespre posted, we usually use "novedad" in singular.
  4. Luis Albornoz

    Luis Albornoz Senior Member

    Santa Fe
    Castellano - Argentina
    Novedad es tan neutro como noticia, pueden ser buenas o malas.
  5. solea1717 Senior Member

    English, USA
    Thanks a lot!

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