Translation of "thing" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun uk /θɪŋ/ us /θɪŋ/

A1 used to mean an object without saying its name

I need to get a few things in town.
things [ plural ]

A1 the objects that you own

持ち物, 所有品
I’ll just get my things and then I’ll be ready.

A2 a fact or characteristic of someone or something

~な事, ~な点
The best thing about the wedding was the food.
things [ plural ]

B1 what is happening, especially in your life

(身の周りの)状況, 事情
How are things with you?
a thing

B1 used instead of ‘anything’ in order to emphasize what you are saying

(否定文で)何一つ~ない, まったく~ない
I haven’t got a thing to wear.

used to refer to an idea or comment

考え, 意見
I just want to forget the whole thing.

used to refer to an activity or event

行い, 出来事
Meeting Nina was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
thing to do/say

something that is done or said

すること/ 言うこと
What a silly thing to do.

(Translation of “thing” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)