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Polish translation of “thing”

thing

noun
 
 
/θɪŋ/
OBJECT [C] A1 used to refer to an object without saying its name
rzecz
How do I switch this thing off? I need to get a few things in town.Objects - general wordsSomething, anything, nothing, and everything
PERSON [C] B2 used to refer to a person or animal when you are expressing your feelings towards them
maleństwo, facet/ka, wraz z poprzedzającym przymiotnikiem często tłumaczymy jednym rzeczownikiem, np. biedactwo, szczęścia-rz/ra itp.
You look tired, you poor thing.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
IDEA [C] A2 used to refer to an idea, event, or activity
rzecz, coś
I can't believe Nick would say such a thing! Meeting Nina was the best thing that's ever happened to me.Topics and areas of interestSomething, anything, nothing, and everything
for one thing used to give a reason for something
choćby lub na przykład dlatego, że
You can't give Amy that shirt - for one thing it's too small for her.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reasonDefining and explainingMotives and reasons
the thing is informal B2 used to introduce a problem which relates to something that you have just said
tylko że, ale niestety
I'd love to go out tonight, but the thing is, I've got to finish my report.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
a thing B1 used instead of 'anything' in order to emphasize what you are saying
(zupełnie) nic, (= z przeczeniem), coś
I haven't got a thing to wear!Something, anything, nothing, and everything
have a thing about sth/sb informal to like or dislike something or someone very much
mieć kota na punkcie czegoś/kogoś
He's got a thing about blonde women.LikingNot liking
it's a good thing informal B2 If it is a good thing that something happened, it is lucky that it happened.
to dobrze, dobrze się składa
[+ (that)] It's a good thing that Jo was there to help you.Chance and randomness
first/last thing informal at the beginning/end of the day
z samego rana/tuż przed snem
I'll phone him first thing and tell him I can't come. She likes a glass of milk last thing at night.EarlyLate
be sb's thing informal If an activity or subject is someone's thing, they are very interested in it and like doing it.
być czyimś ulubionym zajęciem, być czymś , co ktoś lubi
Jogging's just not my thing - I prefer team sports.Topics and areas of interestExcited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of thing from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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