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French translation of “nothing”

nothing

pronoun /ˈnaθiŋ/
no thing; not anything
rien
There was nothing in the cupboard I have nothing new to say.
nothingness noun the state of being nothing or of not existing; emptiness.
néant
come to nothing to fail
ne pas aboutir
His plans came to nothing.
for nothing free; without payment
pour rien
I’ll do that job for you for nothing.
without result; in vain
inutilement
I’ve been working on this book for six years, and all for nothing!
have nothing to do with to avoid completely
ignorer
After he came out of prison, many of his friends would have nothing to do with him.
(also be nothing to do with) to be something that a person ought not to be interested in
n’avoir rien à voir avec
This letter has/is nothing to do with you.
make nothing of not to understand
ne rien comprendre à
I can make nothing of this letter.
mean nothing to not to be understandable to
ne rien vouloir dire
These mathematical figures mean nothing to me.
next to nothing almost nothing
presque rien
The child was wearing next to nothing.
nothing but just; only
rien que
The fellow’s nothing but a fool!
nothing doing! an expression used to show a strong or emphatic refusal
pas question!
‘Would you like to go to the meeting instead of me?’ ‘Nothing doing!’
there is nothing to it it is easy
c’est facile (comme tout)
You’ll soon see how to do this job – there’s nothing to it!
think nothing of not to consider difficult, unusual etc
trouver (tout) naturel de
My father thought nothing of walking 8 kilometres to school when he was a boy.
to say nothing of as well as; and in addition
sans parler de
When her mother comes to stay with us, she brings all her clothes with her, to say nothing of her three dogs.
(Definition of nothing from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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