Translation of "nothing" - English-German dictionary


pronoun /ˈnaθiŋ/

no thing; not anything

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

I’ll do that job for you for nothing.

without result; in vain

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.

(Translation of “nothing” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)