Translation of "thing" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (SITUATION) 情况 uk us /θɪŋ/
things [ plural ]

used to refer to the general situation

Things have been going very well recently. 最近情况很好。
it's a good thing

If it's a good thing that something happened, it is lucky that it happened

It's a good thing (that) we booked our tickets early. 幸好我们早订了票。
the way things are (also as things stand)

in the present situation

The way things are, I'll never have this ready by June. 从目前情况来看,6月份前我无法把这一切准备好。

(Translation of “thing noun (SITUATION)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)