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French translation of “thing”

thing

noun /θiŋ/
an object; something that is not living
chose
What do you use that thing for?
a person, especially a person one likes
personne, créature
She’s a nice old thing.
any fact, quality, idea etc that one can think of or refer to
chose
Music is a wonderful thing I hope I haven’t done the wrong thing That was a stupid thing to do.
things noun plural things, especially clothes, that belong to someone
affaires
Take all your wet things off.
first thing (in the morning early in the morning just after getting up, starting work etc
demain à la première heure
I’ll do it first thing (in the morning).
last thing (at night late at night, just before stopping work, going to bed etc
juste avant de se coucher
She always has a cup of tea last thing at night.
the thing is … the important fact or question is; the problem is
la question est
The thing is, is he going to help us?
(Definition of thing from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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