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"nothing" in British English

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nothingpronoun

uk   /ˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/
A2 not anything: There's nothing in the drawer - I took everything out. Nothing I could say would cheer her up. I have nothing new to tell you. There's nothing else (= no other thing) we can do to help. There's nothing much (= not very much) to do in our town. The story was nothing but (= only) lies.US The score is Yankees three, Red Sox nothing (= no points).
be/have nothing to do with sb
B2 to be a matter or subject that someone has no good reason to know about or be involved with: I wish he wouldn't offer advice on my marriage - it's nothing to do with him.
be/have nothing to do with sb/sth
B2 to have no connection or influence with someone or something: We are nothing to do with the firm that has the offices next door. In the evening he likes to read books and articles that have nothing to do with his work.
be/mean nothing
to have no importance or value: Money means nothing to him.
for nothing
free or without paying: I got this painting for nothing from a friend.
B2 with no good result or for no purpose: He queued for two hours and (all) for nothing - there were no seats left. Let us make sure that these brave men and women did not die for nothing.
nothing on
no clothes on your body: She sleeps with nothing on. I couldn't come to the door - I had nothing on!
no arrangements for a stated period: I checked my calendar and I have nothing on on Tuesday afternoon. There's nothing on next Friday - we could have the meeting then.

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nothingadverb

uk   /ˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/

nothingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/ informal
(Definition of nothing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nothingpronoun

us   /ˈnʌθ·ɪŋ/
not anything: There’s nothing in the drawer – I took everything out. Money means nothing to him (= is not important). The score is Yankees three, Red Sox nothing (= no points). The story was nothing but (= only) lies.
nothing to
If something is nothing to someone, it has little meaning or value to that person: Losing a thousand bucks is nothing to him.
nothing to do with
To have nothing to do with someone or something is to not be involved with that person or thing: That has nothing to do with me.
People say something is nothing as a polite answer when they are thanked: “Thanks for the tickets.” “Oh, it’s nothing.”
(Definition of nothing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nothing”
in Korean 아무것도, 사소한 것…
in Arabic لا شَيء…
in Malaysian tiada apa…
in French rien…
in Russian ничего, пустяк, мелочь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沒有東西, 沒有事情…
in Italian niente…
in Turkish hiçbir şey, hiçbir, solda sıfır…
in Polish nic…
in Spanish nada…
in Vietnamese không có gì…
in Portuguese nada…
in Thai ไม่มีอะไร…
in German nichts…
in Catalan res…
in Japanese 何も~ない, 何でもないこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 没有东西, 没有事情…
in Indonesian tidak ada apa-apa…
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