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nothing pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (as object: not anything)niente, nulla pron
 No, I have nothing in my pockets.
 No, non ho niente in tasca.
nothing pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (as subject: not anything)niente, nulla pron
 Nothing can stop me from getting what I want.
nothing pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." ([sth] unimportant)niente, nulla pron
 "What's wrong?" "Oh, it's nothing."
nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (zero)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 pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." informal, figurative ([sth] unimpressive)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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (nothingness)nulla pron
 Do you believe that the universe was made out of nothing?
 Ci credi che l'Universo è stato creato dal nulla?
nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] insignificant)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, meglio che niente
 I hate soup, but it is better than nothing since I am hungry.
 Odio la minestra ma è meglio di niente dato che ho fame.
care nothing for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (feel no affection)non importare di qlcn vi
  non interessare vi
   (colloquiale)fregarsene vi
  Non mi importa niente della mia ex moglie.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
  La mia ex moglie non mi interessa.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
  Non me ne frega niente della mia ex moglie.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
care nothing for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not think important)non importare di qlcs vi
  non interessare vi
  Non mi importa nulla della tua auto nuova.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
  La tua macchina nuova non mi interessa.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
come to nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (plan, idea: fail)finire in nulla, finire nel nulla vi
 He felt that all his efforts had come to nothing.
 Sentì che tutti i suoi sforzi erano finiti in nulla.
cost nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be free of charge, not require money)essere gratis, non costare nulla vi
 If they say it costs nothing, it must be a scam of some kind.
 Se dicono che è gratis allora ci dev'essere la fregatura.
cost nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (require no effort)  (figurato: essere facile)non costare nulla, non costare niente, essere gratis vi
 Being helpful and friendly to people costs nothing.
 Essere educati e cortesi col prossimo non costa nulla.
do nothing vtr + pron (fail 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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (politics: no action)nullafacente agg
do nothing vtr + pron (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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (person: takes 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.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
double or nothing,
US: double or quits
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (gambling: type of bet)lascia o raddoppia
  il doppio o niente
double or nothing,
US: double-or-quits
n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
UK (bet: risk is double)di lascia o raddoppia loc agg
 I won $100 in a double-or-nothing bet.
 Ho vinto 100 dollari con una giocata di lascia o raddoppia.
double-or-nothing il doppio o niente nm
for next to nothing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (very cheaply)  (colloquiale)per quattro soldi, per due soldi, per pochi spiccioli, per due lire avv
 When we were first married we bought an old couch for next to nothing. At a yard sale you can buy anything you want for next to nothing.
 Appena sposati, abbiamo comprato un vecchio divano per quattro soldi. A quel mercatino improvvisato puoi comprare tutto ciò che vuoi 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, senza nulla in cambio avv
 Billy's helping old Mrs.Thomas with her yard work for nothing.
 Billy si è offerto di aiutare l'anziana signora Thomas senza nulla in cambio.
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 all that effort for nothing!
 Tanta fatica per nulla!
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
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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (person: lazy)buono a nulla agg
have nothing non avere niente
have nothing in common v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have no similarities or shared interests)non avere niente in comune vtr
 At first glance she seems to have nothing in common with her boyfriend.
 A prima vista sembra che lei non abbia niente in comune con il suo ragazzo.
have nothing on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be naked)non avere niente addosso vtr
 Don't come in! I've got nothing on!
 Non entrare! Non ho niente addosso!
have nothing on [sb/sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (be inferior)non essere comparabile con qlcn vi
  non essere niente in confronto a qlcn vi
 Richard is lovely, but he's got nothing on his brother.
 Richard è molto carino ma non è niente in confronto a suo fratello.
have nothing on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (have no evidence against)non avere prove contro qlcn vtr
 The police can't arrest me. They've got nothing on me!
have nothing to do v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be idle)non avere niente da fare vtr
 Mi sto annoiando da morire, non ho niente da fare!
have nothing to do with,
have nothing to do with [sth/sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(not associate with)non avere niente a che fare con, non avere niente a che vedere con, non avere niente da spartire con v
 After the divorce I wanted nothing to do with my ex-husband.
 Dopo il divorzio non volevo avere più niente da spartire col mio ex marito.
have nothing to do with,
have nothing to do with [sth/sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be unrelated)non avere niente a che fare con vtr
  non entrarci niente, non entrarci vi
 You would think that volcanoes have nothing to do with the weather, but they do.
 Si direbbe che i vulcani non c'entrano niente col clima, e invece c'entrano eccome.
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 lose v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (risk nothing)non avere niente da perdere vtr
 You have nothing to lose by applying to the university.
 Non hai niente da perdere a fare domanda di ammissione all'università.
have nothing to prove v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not need to justify)non avere bisogno di dimostrare nulla, non avere nulla da dimostrare vtr
 I don't care if she thinks I'm gay, I have nothing to prove.
 Non mi interessa che lei pensi che io sia gay, non ho bisogno di dimostrare nulla.
hear nothing vtr + pron (receive no news of [sb], [sth])  (notizie)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.
   (notizie)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
know nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be ignorant)non sapere nulla
  ignorare
 I know nothing about that.
 Non ne so nulla.
know nothing of [sth] v epxr (be ignorant of)non sapere niente di vtr
 I'm ashamed to say I know nothing of American literature.
 Mi vergogno ad ammettere di non sapere niente di letteratura americana.
know nothing of [sth] 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
 The sound of babies crying irritates me like nothing else.
 Il suono del pianto dei bimbi mi irrita come nient'altro.
like nothing else adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unique)diverso da tutto il resto
 The train ride through the Swiss Alps was like nothing else.
 Il viaggio in treno attraverso le Alpi Svizzere è diverso da tutto il resto.
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, quasi niente
 After paying that huge telephone bill, I have next to nothing left in the bank. She managed to prepare a sumptuous meal from next to nothing.
 Dopo aver pagato quella bolletta telefonica esosa, non mi è rimasto quasi niente in banca. È riuscita a preparare un pasto sontuoso con 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.
 Quando mi viene voglia di gelato, non c'è nient'altro che mi vada bene. 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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (merely, solely)non più di, niente più che avv
  semplicemente, solamente avv
 Sympathy is nothing more than the understanding of someone else's feelings.
 La simpatia non è niente più che comprendere i sentimenti di un'altra persona.
nothing much nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not a lot)non molto, niente di che
 There is nothing much happening downtown today.
 Non c'è molto in centro città oggi.
nothing new niente di nuovo
nothing of the kind nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not that)niente del genere, nulla del genere
 They thought we were coming for a visit, but we had planned nothing of the kind.
 Pensavano che saremmo venuti a visitarli, ma noi non avevamo in programma niente del genere.
nothing of the sort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not at all as described)niente del genere, nulla del genere
 I've done nothing of the sort!
 Non ho fatto 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)  (assolutamente niente)niente di niente, niente al mondo pron
 Nothing on earth can keep me from the man I love. Nothing on earth will persuade me to talk in front of an audience.
 Niente al mondo mi può tenere lontana dall'uomo che amo. Non c'è niente di niente che mi possa convincere a parlare di fronte a un'assemblea.
nothing other than exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (actually, in fact)nient'altro che, non altro che
  semplicemente, solamente avv
 Some Americans think government oversight of health care is nothing other than socialism.
 Certi americani pensano che il controllo pubblico sul sistema sanitario non sia altro che una forma di socialismo.
 Certi americani pensano che il controllo pubblico sul sistema sanitario sia semplicemente una forma di socialismo.
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 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 [sth] 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, nulla da dire su, niente da dire riguardo a, nulla da dire riguardo a
 When the reporter asked about his alleged affair, he answered "I have nothing to say about that."
 Quando il giornalista lo interrogò sulla presunta relazione, rispose: "Non ho nulla da dire al riguardo".
nothing to write home about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative, informalniente di che nm
  niente di speciale nm
 I enjoyed his last film, but this new one is nothing to write home about.
nothing whatsoever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not anything)assolutamente niente, niente di niente
 I will have nothing whatsoever to do with that boy, he's awful!
 Non voglio avere assolutamente niente a che fare con quel ragazzo, è terribile.
regret nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (feel no remorse)non aver alcun rimorso vtr
say nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (remain silent)non dire niente vtr
 A defendant has the right to say nothing in a court of law.
say nothing of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not mention)non citare, non menzionare, non parlare di qlcs, non dire niente di qlcs vtr
  non è niente
 She said nothing of her upcoming surgery for fear her family would worry. You don't need to thank me - say nothing of it!
 Non aveva detto niente dell'operazione a cui avrebbe dovuto sottoporsi, per paura che la famiglia si preoccupasse.
 Non devi ringraziarmi, non è niente.
say-nothing insignificante (senza contenuto)
say-nothing taciuto
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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