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Portuguese translation of “thing”

thing

noun   /θɪŋ/
A1 used to mean an object without saying its name
coisa
I need to get a few things in town .
things [plural] A1 the objects that you own
assunto
I’ll just get my things and then I’ll be ready .
A2 a fact or characteristic of someone or something
coisa
The best thing about the wedding was the food .
things [plural] B1 what is happening , especially in your life
coisas
How are things with you?
a thing B1 used instead of ‘anything’ in order to emphasize what you are saying
nada
I haven’t got a thing to wear .
used to refer to an idea or comment
coisa
I just want to forget the whole thing.
used to refer to an activity or event
coisa
Meeting Nina was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
thing to do/say something that is done or said
coisa a fazer/dizer
What a silly thing to do.
(Definition of thing noun from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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