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Definición de “thing” en inglés


noun (IDEA/EVENT)    /θɪŋ/
A2 [C] used to refer in an approximate way to an idea , subject , event , action , etc.: That was an unkind thing to say. I've got so many things to do I don't know where to start . Your information is correct but you left out one thing. "What's the matter ?" "It's this insurance thing. I'm really worried about it."Objects - general words the thing [C] the exact fact , object , idea , event , etc.: Your letter has told me precisely the thing I needed to know .Information and messages the real thing something that is not false or a copy : The fire alarm goes off accidentally so often that when it's the real thing (= when it really does happen ) nobody will take any notice .Reality and truth the same thing B1 the same: Training isn't the same thing as education .Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities the whole thing B2 everything that has been planned or discussed : Let's call the whole thing off. I want to forget the whole thing.Something, anything, nothing, and everything above all things more than everything else : I value my freedom above all things.Large in number or quantity in all things in every situation or subject ; in everything: Be true to yourself in all things.Expressions used to describe situations if there's one thing I want to know, find out, etc. said before describing what it is that you especially want to know : If there's one thing I want to know , it's where he goes on Thursday afternoons . Gramática:Thing and stuffGramática:ThingWe use the general noun thing more commonly in speaking than in writing.Gramática:StuffStuff is one of the most common nouns in speaking. It is more informal than thing. It is not at all common in writing.
(Definition of thing noun (IDEA/EVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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