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German translation of “thing”

thing

noun /θiŋ/
an object; something that is not living
die Sache
What do you use that thing for?
a person, especially a person one likes
das Ding
She’s a nice old thing.
any fact, quality, idea etc that one can think of or refer to
die Sache
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
die Sachen(pl.)
Take all your wet things off.
first thing (in the morning early in the morning just after getting up, starting work etc
(morgens) als allererstes
I’ll do it first thing (in the morning).
last thing (at night late at night, just before stopping work, going to bed etc
(nachts)zu allerletzt
She always has a cup of tea last thing at night.
the thing is … the important fact or question is; the problem is
die Sache ist die…
The thing is, is he going to help us?
(Definition of thing from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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