Difference between Russian Expressions ни разу and не раз

Did you know that the Russian expressions ни разу and не раз have  opposite meanings, although they seem very similar? Ни разу means “never, not once”, it is a synonym of никогда (never). However, не раз means “more than once”.

For example,

  1. Я ни разу не был в Греции. I have never been to Greece.
  2. Я не раз видела этого человека в метро. I have seen this person many times (more than once) in the metro.

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