Translation of "thing" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (OBJECT) 物品 uk us /θɪŋ/

[ C ] used to refer in an approximate way to an object or to avoid naming it

What's that thing over there? 那边的是什么东西?
There are some nice things in the shops this summer. 今年夏天商店里有些好东西。
I don't eat sweet things (= sweet food). 我不吃甜食。
How does this damn thing work? 这鬼东西怎么用?
things [ plural ]

your possessions or a particular set of your possessions

All their things were destroyed in the fire. 他们所有的东西都被大火烧掉了。
Bring your swimming things if the weather's nice. 如果天气好,带上你的游泳用品。

a particular set of objects

Let me help you clear away the tea things (= cups, plates, etc. that are used for having tea). 我来帮你收拾茶具。

(Translation of “thing noun (OBJECT)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)