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German translation of “nothing”

nothing

pronoun /ˈnaθiŋ/
no thing; not anything
nichts
There was nothing in the cupboard I have nothing new to say.
nothingness noun the state of being nothing or of not existing; emptiness.
die Nichtigkeit
come to nothing to fail
sich zerschlagen
His plans came to nothing.
for nothing free; without payment
umsonst
I’ll do that job for you for nothing.
without result; in vain
umsonst
I’ve been working on this book for six years, and all for nothing!
have nothing to do with to avoid completely
nichts zu tun haben mit
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
nichts zu tun haben mit
This letter has/is nothing to do with you.
make nothing of not to understand
nicht klug werden aus
I can make nothing of this letter.
mean nothing to not to be understandable to
nichtssagend sein für
These mathematical figures mean nothing to me.
next to nothing almost nothing
fast nichts
The child was wearing next to nothing.
nothing but just; only
nichts als
The fellow’s nothing but a fool!
nothing doing! an expression used to show a strong or emphatic refusal
nichts zu machen
‘Would you like to go to the meeting instead of me?’ ‘Nothing doing!’
there is nothing to it it is easy
das ist eine Kleinigkeit
You’ll soon see how to do this job – there’s nothing to it!
think nothing of not to consider difficult, unusual etc
sichts nichts denken bei
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
nicht zu reden von
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-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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