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    I understand what this little phrase means...."ni modo" but I can't seem to find a good English equivalent. Can anybody help me out?

    Por ejemplo, Fui a la tienda para comprar pan pero no hay, ni modo.

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    That's a Mexican expression I think. There are a few phrases in English that can convey the meaning of ni modo depending on the context.

    A few that come to mind:

    Nothing I can do about it.
    Oh, well...what can you do.
    Nevermind...
    Last edited by Cotty; 02-07-2011 at 09:38 AM.

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    Yes, it's a Mexican expression and you gave me very good answers. I actually knew the answer but I was trying to get another opinion. This forum is very clumsy, not like word reference forum. Here, I have to continually log in.

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    Sometimes it's used as "no way" or "no chance that..." Regarding your need to log in, maybe you have not turned on the option to get the heads-up e-mails when somebody responds to the thread that you either created or contributed to.

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