Translation of "thing" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /θɪŋ/ us /θɪŋ/

A1 used to mean an object without saying its name

I need to get a few things in town. Devo prendere alcune cose in città.
things [ plural ]

A1 the objects that you own

I’ll just get my things and then I’ll be ready. Prendo subito le mie cose e poi sono pronta.

A2 a fact or characteristic of someone or something

cosa, aspetto
The best thing about the wedding was the food. La cosa migliore del matrimonio era il pranzo.
things [ plural ]

B1 what is happening, especially in your life

How are things with you? Come ti vanno le cose?
a thing

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

niente, nulla
I haven’t got a thing to wear. Non ho niente da mettermi.

used to refer to an idea or comment

I just want to forget the whole thing. Voglio semplicemente dimenticarmi tutta la cosa.

used to refer to an activity or event

Meeting Nina was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Conoscere Nina è stata la cosa migliore che mi sia mai successa.
thing to do/say

something that is done or said

cosa da fare/da dire
What a silly thing to do. Che stupidaggine fare una cosa simile.

(Translation of “thing” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)