Translation of "nothing" - English-Russian dictionary


pronoun uk us /ˈnʌθɪŋ/

A2 not anything

I've had nothing to eat since breakfast.
He claimed that he did nothing wrong.
He had nothing in his pockets.
There was nothing else (= no other thing) I could do to help.
She did nothing but criticize (= criticized a lot).

B1 not something important or of value

пустяк, мелочь
He's a dangerous person - human life means nothing to him.
A thousand pounds is nothing to a woman of her wealth.
for nothing

without a successful result

зря, напрасно
I've come all this way for nothing.
be nothing to do with sb

B2 If something is or has nothing to do with you, you have no good reason to know about it or be involved with it.

не касаться кого-либо
I wish he wouldn't offer advice on my marriage - it's nothing to do with him.
have nothing to do with sb/sth

B2 to have no connection or influence with someone or something

не иметь никакого отношения к кому-либо/чему-либо
He made his own decision - I had nothing to do with it.
to say nothing of sth

used to emphasize other problems you have not talked about

не говоря уже о чем-либо
Most wild otters have disappeared from populated areas, to say nothing of wilderness areas.
nothing of the sort

used to emphasize that something is not true

ничего подобного
He said that he was a legitimate businessman - in fact, he was nothing of the sort.
It was nothing.

a polite reply to someone who has thanked you for doing something

ничего, пустяки

(Translation of “nothing” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)