Translation of "thing" - English-Spanish 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

I’ll just get my things and then I’ll be ready.

A2 a fact or characteristic of someone or something

The best thing about the wedding was the food.
things [ plural ]

B1 what is happening, especially in your life

las cosas
How are things with you?
a thing

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

I haven’t got a thing to wear.

used to refer to an idea or comment

I just want to forget the whole thing.

used to refer to an activity or event

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

something that is done or said

What a silly thing to do.

(Translation of “thing” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /θiŋ/

an object; something that is not living

What do you use that thing for?

a person, especially a person one likes

criatura, ser
She’s a nice old thing.

any fact, quality, idea etc that one can think of or refer to

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

cosas, bártulos; ropa
Take all your wet things off.
first thing (in the morning

early in the morning just after getting up, starting work etc

a primera hora
I’ll do it first thing (in the morning).
last thing (at night

late at night, just before stopping work, going to bed etc

a última hora; antes de irse a dormir
She always has a cup of tea last thing at night.
the thing is …

the important fact or question is; the problem is

la cuestión es
The thing is, is he going to help us?

(Translation of “thing” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)