http://www.SELVAingles.com - ¿Qué quiere decir "ain't" y cómo se usa?
"Ain't" es una contracción informal del verbo "to be" en negación en el presente.
Canciones con "ain't":
"I Ain't Thru" by Keyshia Cole - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNGa1qdwOYE
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGBXIK5TZjs
''Ain't No Sunshine'' by Bill Withers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBKcAc8VpIw
"It Ain't Over Til It's Over" by Lenny Kravitz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMkOY6DQtPk
Mis ejemplos de "Ain't" que encontré en Twitter:
***Some of my followers are a bunch of posers and minions. Oh no say it ain't so.
***How (do) I wake up early & still leave out late? Something ain't right about me... just ain't right
***Solo dinner. (It) ain't that bad.
***(I) got to get up but this weather ain't too motivating
***Cause it AIN'T worth it!!
HAS NOT and HAVE NOT can also be contracted as AIN'T
Ain't is an informal contraction of AM NOT, IS NOT, and ARE NOT. It's also used by some speakers as a contraction for HAS NOT and HAVE NOT, but this isn't as commonly used or accepted as with the verb TO BE in the present tense.
Examples of AIN'T that are commonly accepted as informal Southern speech:
I ain't working today.
She ain't cold.
We ain't looking for trouble.
Examples of AIN'T used in place of HAS NOT and HAVE NOT:
I ain't been working here five months.
She ain't said anything about being cold.
We ain't been looking for trouble.
I recommend using AIN'T in informal speech as a contraction with the verb TO BE in the present. I don't recommend using AIN'T as a contraction for HAS NOT and HAVE NOT since this isn't as commonly accepted even in Southern American English where it's used.