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thing

noun   /θɪŋ/
A1 used to mean an object without saying its name cosa I need to get a few things in town.
things [plural]
A1 the objects that you own pertenencias I’ll just get my things and then I’ll be ready.
A2 a fact or characteristic of someone or something aspecto The best thing about the wedding was the food.
things [plural]
B1 what is happening, especially in your life las cosas How are things with you?
a thing
B1 used instead of ‘anything’ in order to emphasize what you are saying nada I haven’t got a thing to wear.
used to refer to an idea or comment asunto I just want to forget the whole thing.
used to refer to an activity or event cosa Meeting Nina was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
thing to do/say
something that is done or said acto/comentario What a silly thing to do.
(Definition of thing from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

thing

noun /θiŋ/
an object; something that is not living cosa What do you use that thing for?
a person, especially a person one likes criatura, ser She’s a nice old thing.
any fact, quality, idea etc that one can think of or refer to cosa Music is a wonderful thing I hope I haven’t done the wrong thing That was a stupid thing to do.
things noun plural
things, especially clothes, that belong to someone cosas, bártulos; ropa Take all your wet things off.
first thing (in the morning
early in the morning just after getting up, starting work etc a primera hora I’ll do it first thing (in the morning).
last thing (at night
late at night, just before stopping work, going to bed etc a última hora; antes de irse a dormir She always has a cup of tea last thing at night.
the thing is …
the important fact or question is; the problem is la cuestión es The thing is, is he going to help us?
(Definition of thing from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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