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Meaning of “such” - Learner’s Dictionary

such

pronoun, determiner     /sʌtʃ/
REFER TO
B2 used to refer to something or someone that you were just talking about, or something or someone of that type: It's difficult to know how to treat such cases.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
FOR EMPHASIS
A2 used to emphasize a quality of someone or something: She's such a nice person. It's such a shame that he's leaving.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
such as
A2 for example: She can't eat dairy products, such as milk and cheese.Samples and examples
as such
used after a word or phrase in negative statements to mean in the exact meaning of that word or phrase: There are no rules as such, just a few guidelines.Accurate and exact
such...that
used to talk about the result of something: The whole thing was such a worry that I began to lose sleep over it.
there's no such thing/person (as)...
B2 used to say that something or someone does not exist: There's no such thing as ghosts.Non-existence and not being
Translations of “such”
in Russian такой, подобный…
in Turkish böyle, bu gibi, bunun gibi…
in Polish taki…
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