Some time ago, my brother visited us here in Ecuador. When he was a bit sick, my wife said to him: “¿Estás bien mal, si no? ¡Mejórate no más!”
Here in Ecuador, you can hear the “no más” everyday in many situations, like:
- ¡Sigue no más! (Go ahead!)
- ¡Apúrate no más! (Hurry up!)
- ¡Vaya no más! (Come on!)
It seems that the “no” is a negation, which can be extremely confusing for foreigners (and even native Spanish speakers from other countries).
Buuuuuuuut the “no más” has indeed a positive meaning, like “only”, “just” or “simply”. So, don’t be shocked when someone says to you, “¡Sigue no más aprendiendo Español!” - the person just wants you to continue