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nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not anything)  (nessuna cosa)niente, nulla pron
Nota: In italiano, 'niente, nulla' sono di norma accompagnati da 'non'.
 No, I have nothing in my pockets.
 No, non ho niente in tasca.
nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in no way)  (affatto)per niente, per nulla, affatto avv
Nota: In italiano, 'niente, nulla' sono di norma accompagnati da 'non'.
 It is nothing similar to this painting.
 Non è per niente simile a questo dipinto.
nothing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial (not comparable)niente, nulla pron
 You can eat two hot dogs? That's nothing! I can eat four at a time.
 Riesci a mangiare due hot dog? Questo è niente, io ne mangio quattro per volta.
 
Additional Translations
nothing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (worthless)inutile agg
 He felt that all his efforts were nothing.
 Sentiva che tutti i suoi sforzi erano inutili.
nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (absence of being, nothingness)niente, nulla pron
  nulla pron
 Outside of Earth's atmosphere, there is nothing - not even air.
 Fuori dall'atmosfera della terra non c'è niente - neanche l'aria.
 Fuori dall'atmosfera della terra c'è il nulla - non c'è neanche l'aria.
nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (zero)  (matematica)zero nm
 My bank account was reduced to nothing after the last withdrawal.
 Il mio conto in banca si è ridotto a zero dopo l'ultimo prelevamento.
nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (insignificant thing or person)nullità nf
 Don't worry about what he says. He's a nothing.
 Non preoccuparti di quello che dice. È una nullità.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a nothing un nonnulla nm
and nothing but the truth e nient'altro che la verità
better than nothing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (a small gain)meglio di niente agg
care nothing for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (feel no affection for)fregarsene vi
 Non me ne frega niente della mia ex moglie.
care nothing for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (think is unimportant)non importare vi
 Non mi importa nulla della tua auto nuova.
come to nothing v (plan, idea: fail)finire in nulla
cost nothing v (be free of charge, not require money)essere gratis, non costare nulla vi
 If they say it costs nothing it must be a scam.
 Se un servizio è gratis allora aspettati una fregatura, nessuno fa niente per niente.
cost nothing v figurative (require no effort)non costare nulla, non costare niente vi
 Being helpful and friendly to people costs nothing.
 Essere educati col prossimo non costa nulla.
do nothing viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (fail or neglect to act)non fare nulla, non fare niente vtr
 How can you sit there and do nothing while your son sits in jail?
 Come puoi star seduto a non far niente mentre tuo figlio è in prigione?
do nothing viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (have no occupation)oziare, non fare nulla, non fare niente vi
 Invece di stare qui ad oziare, perché non vai a tagliare l'erba in giardino?
do-nothing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (politics: taking no action)nullafacente agg
do-nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] taking no action)nullafacente, scansafatiche nm
 He has great ideas, but when its time to act on them he's a do-nothing.
 Ma tuo figlio non ha interessi? È un completo nullafacente.
double or nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gambling: type of bet)lascia o raddoppia
  il doppio o niente
 At first I lost $10 on our bet, but I said "double or nothing" and won the second time so now he owes me $20.
double-or-nothing il doppio o niente nm
for next to nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (very cheaply)per quattro soldi, per due soldi, per poco e niente, per pochi spiccioli avv
 They didn't have much money, so they bought an old couch for next to nothing.
 At a yard sale, you can buy anything you want for next to nothing.
 Al mercato delle pulci puoi comprare varie cianfrusaglie per pochi spiccioli.
for nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (freely, free)gratis, gratuitamente avv
 He will help his elderly neighbor with her yard work for nothing.
for nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (ineffectively, without achieving goal)per niente, per nulla avv
 I put in weeks of work for free, and then the client changes his mind - all that effort for nothing!
 Non mi dire che ho fatto tutta questa fatica per niente.
for nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (without good reason)senza motivo, senza ragione avv
 The little boy came up from behind and hit me for nothing.
 All'improvviso il cane morse il bambino senza motivo apparente.
good for nothing
good-for-nothing
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang (useless, lazy)buono a nulla agg
Nota: hyphens used when term is an adj before a noun
good for nothing
good-for-nothing
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (person: lazy)buono a nulla, buonannulla nm
  buono a nulla loc agg
 My brother's a good-for-nothing scrounger.
good for nothing
good-for-nothing
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (useless)inutile agg
 My Dad thinks I wasted 4 years of college on a good-for-nothing Philosophy degree.
good-for-nothing senza nessun valore
good-for-nothing   (incapace)buono a nulla agg
have nothing non avere niente
have nothing in common v (have no similarities or shared interests)non avere niente in comune vtr
have nothing on viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be naked)non avere niente addosso vtr
have nothing on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (be inferior to)non essere comparabile con vi
have nothing to do viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be idle)non avere niente da fare vtr
 Mi sto annoiando da morire, non ho niente da fare!
have nothing to do with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be unrelated to)non avere niente a che fare con vtr
have nothing to do with
have nothing to do with [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(not get involved)non avere niente a che fare con, non avere niente a che vedere con vtr
 I'll have nothing to do with your plan to steal gold from Fort Knox.
 Non voglio avere niente a che fare con il vostro piano per rubare l'oro da Fort Knox.
have nothing to do with [sb]
have nothing to do with [sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(do not associate with)non avere niente a che fare con, non avere niente a che vedere con, non avere niente da spartire con v
 I'll have nothing to do with your plan to steal gold from Fort Knox. After the divorce I wanted nothing to do with my ex-husband.
have nothing to lose v (risk nothing by doing [sth])non avere niente da perdere vtr
have nothing to prove v (not need to defend oneself)non avere bisogno di prove vtr
hear nothing viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (receive no news of [sb] or [sth])non sentire niente vtr
 Since Mark moved to London, I have heard nothing from him.
 Da quando Marco si è trasferito a Londra non ho più sentito niente di lui.
  non sapere niente vtr
 Il mio collega si è licenziato due mesi fa e da allora non ho più saputo niente di lui.
it was nothing non era niente, non è stato niente
it's nothing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (it is not important)è cosa da niente
It's nothing to write home about. informal (It is not impressive or special)non è niente di speciale, non è niente di particolare, non è niente di che
 I enjoyed his last film, but this new one is nothing to write home about.
 Ti è piaciuto il libro che ti ho prestato? Così così, non è niente di che.
know nothing v (be ignorant)essere ignorante
know nothing of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be uninformed about, ignorant of)non sapere niente di vtr
 Please choose a book for me that you think I would like, as I know nothing of American literature.
 Ti prego, scegli tu per me un libro che secondo te potrebbe piacermi, visto che io non so niente di letteratura americana.
know nothing of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (have no experience of)non sapere niente di vtr
 It is often said that the Royal Family know nothing of real life.
 Spesso si dice che la Famiglia Reale non sappia niente della vita vera.
like nothing come niente
like nothing else advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a unique way)come nient'altro
like nothing else adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unique)come nient'altro
mean nothing non significare nulla
much ado about nothing molto rumore per nulla
next to nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (very little)poco e niente
nothing at all pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (not anything)proprio nulla, proprio niente pron
 I've got nothing at all suitable to wear for the party!
 Per la festa non ho proprio nulla da mettermi!
  niente di niente pron
nothing but advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (only)nient'altro che, solo, solamente avv
 I have nothing but admiration for people who can speak several languages.
 Provo solo ammirazione per chi parla più lingue.
nothing but trouble nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (continual cause of annoyance)nient'altro che guai, nient'altro che problemi nm
 This washing machine is nothing but trouble.
nothing doing niente da fare!
nothing else pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (not anything more)nient'altro, null'altro pron
 When I'm in the mood for ice cream, nothing else will do.
 There is nothing else to say.
 Non c'è nient'altro da dire.
nothing else but preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (only, solely)nient'altro che, solo
 Nothing else but violin is needed to complete this orchestration.
 Con certi ragazzini non ci vuole nient'altro che tanta pazienza.
nothing in particular pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (not anything specific)niente di particolare pron
 Nothing in particular is needed to complete this decor.
nothing like preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (totally dissimilar to, completely unlike)per niente, non... assolutamente
 Chicken tastes nothing like shrimp.
 Il pollo non sa assolutamente di pesce.
nothing more pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (not any additional thing)niente più, niente di più pron
nothing more than preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (only, merely)non più di
nothing much nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not a lot)non molto, niente di che
nothing new niente di nuovo
nothing of the kind nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not at all as described)niente del genere
nothing of the sort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not at all as described)niente del genere
nothing of the sort interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (not at all)per niente!, manco per niente! inter
nothing on earth nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not anything)niente di niente pron
nothing other than preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (actually, in fact)nient'altro che
nothing short of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (only)solo avv
 Nothing short of a full apology will mollify him.
nothing short of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (utterly)semplicemente avv
 His behaviour was nothing short of rude.
nothing special niente di speciale
nothing to do with preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in no way related to)niente a che fare con
nothing to do with niente a che vedere con
  niente a che fare con
  non entrarci niente con vi
nothing to hide niente da nascondere
nothing to it non ci vuole niente!
nothing to say about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (no information or opinion about)niente da dire su
nothing to write home about niente di nuovo
nothing to write home about niente di speciale
nothing whatsoever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not anything)niente di niente
regret nothing v (feel no remorse)non aver alcun rimorso vtr
say nothing v (remain silent)non dire niente vtr
 A defendant has the right to say nothing in a court of law.
say nothing of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (not mention)non citare, non menzionare vtr
say-nothing insignificante (senza contenuto)
say-nothing taciuto
see nothing non vedere niente
sweet doing nothing (sweet idleness)  (idiom)dolce far niente nm
think nothing of pensare niente di
to say nothing of non dire niente di
wearing nothing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (naked, nude)senza niente addosso
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