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thing

noun
 
/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
持ち物, 所有品
I’ll just get my things and then I’ll be ready.
A2 a fact or characteristic of someone or something
~な事, ~な点
The best thing about the wedding was the food.
things [plural] B1 what is happening, especially in your life
(身の周りの)状況, 事情
How are things with you?
a thing B1 used instead of ‘anything’ in order to emphasize what you are saying
(否定文で)何一つ~ない, まったく~ない
I haven’t got a thing to wear.
used to refer to an idea or comment
考え, 意見
I just want to forget the whole thing.
used to refer to an activity or event
行い, 出来事
Meeting Nina was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
thing to do/say something that is done or said
すること/ 言うこと
What a silly thing to do.
(Definition of thing from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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