Translation of "thing" - English-Turkish dictionary


noun uk /θɪŋ/ us

A1 used to refer to an object without saying its name

şey, nesne
How do I switch this thing off?
I need to get a few things in town.

B2 used to refer to a person or animal when you are expressing your feelings towards them

şey (insan, hayvan)
You look tired, you poor thing.
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A2 used to refer to an idea, event, or activity

şey, şeyi (fikir, olay, faaliyet)
I can't believe Nick would say such a thing!
Meeting Nina was the best thing that's ever happened to me.
for one thing

used to give a reason for something

bir kere, her şeyden önce, en azından
You can't give Amy that shirt - for one thing it's too small for her.
the thing is informal

B2 used to introduce a problem that relates to something that you have just said

esas olan şey şudur ki...; ancak, gerçek şu ki ...; mesele şu ki
I'd love to go out tonight, but the thing is, I've got to finish my report.
a thing

B1 used instead of 'anything' in order to emphasize what you are saying

hiç bir şey
I haven't got a thing to wear!
have a thing about sth/sb informal

to like or dislike something or someone very much

birini/bir şeyi çok sevmek/nefret etmek
He's got a thing about blonde women.
it's a good thing informal

B2 If it is a good thing that something happened, it is lucky that it happened.

iyi bir şey; ne şans ki, iyiki de; ne şans ki
[ + (that) ] It's a good thing that Jo was there to help you.
first/last thing informal

at the beginning/end of the day

ilk ve son şey olarak
I'll phone him first thing and tell him I can't come.
She likes a glass of milk last thing at night.
be sb's thing informal

If an activity or subject is someone's thing, they are very interested in it and like doing it.

birinin asıl işi/uğraşı olmak; çok sevdiği şey olmak
Jogging's just not my thing - I prefer team sports.

(Translation of “thing” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English–Turkish © Cambridge University Press)