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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (single object)cosa nf
   (informale, colloquiale)roba nf
   (informale, aggeggio)coso nm
 I'm not sure what this thing is.
 Non sono sicuro che cosa sia questo.
 New: Non sono sicuro che roba è questa.
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stuff, commodity)cosa nf
 My things are in the bedroom.
 Le mie cose sono in camera da letto.
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bit of information)cosa nf
 Tell me one thing: Do you love me?
 Dimmi una cosa: mi ami?
 
Additional Translations
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (single entity)cosa nf
 He hasn't said one thing all night.
 Non ha detto una sola cosa per tutta la sera.
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (creature)creatura nf
 She had a nightmare about a thing from space.
 Ha fatto un incubo riguardo una creatura dallo spazio.
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unspecified article)cosa nf
 He said he was going to get a thing from his room.
 Ha detto che sarebbe andato a prendere una cosa in camera sua.
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (an act)cosa nf
 He never did a thing to help me.
 Non ha mai fatto una sola cosa per aiutarmi.
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a work)oggetto nm
  qualcosa nm
 The painting is a thing of beauty.
 Il quadro è un oggetto di grande bellezza.
 New: Il quadro è un qualcosa di magnifico.
thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (obsession)  (informale, fissazione)fissa nf
 He had a thing for his teacher.
 Aveva una fissa per il suo insegnante.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a f***ing thing (vulgar)  (volgare)una sega
a little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] small or trivial)una cosa da poco
 I know it's just a little thing, but I find the constant tapping of your foot annoying.
a thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] recognised or legitimate)conosciuto, importante, rinomato, famoso agg
 His band plays something called "sludge metal". I didn't even know that was a thing!
a thing for nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a liking for: [sth])una passione per
 I have a thing for chocolate .
a thing for nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (an attraction to: [sb])un debole per
 She has a thing for her boss. Unfortunately, he's married.
a thing of the past una cosa del passato
all the thing molto di moda
amazing thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] remarkable)cosa più straordinaria
 Your eyes are the most amazing thing about you.
and all that sort of thing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (and the like, and similar)e cose simili
 They found sea shells, driftwood, and all that sort of thing at the beach.
another thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] else, and also)un'altra cosa
 You ate the last piece of cake, and another thing, there's no bread left - did you eat that too?
 Another thing that annoys me is that she smokes at the dinner table.
astonishing thing cosa sbalorditiva
be a thing of the past v informal (no longer be a problem)un lontano ricordo
be just the thing v informal (be exactly what is needed)essere la cosa giusta vi
best thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greatest feature, biggest advantage)la cosa migliore, la cosa più positiva nf
  il maggior vantaggio nm
best thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] wonderful, [sth] valued)la cosa migliore, la cosa più bella agg
different thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] totally dissimilar)cosa totalmente differente nf
 It is like comparing cheese and chalk: two completely different things.
 Non puoi paragonare terrorismo e patriottismo, sono due cose totalmente differenti.
difficult thing una cosa difficile
do the right thing viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (act in the correct way)fare la cosa giusta vtr
 It's not too late to do the right thing, and start putting punctuation at the end of each sentence.
 Ho preso una decisione ma mi domando se sto facendo la cosa giusta.
do the right thing by fare la cosa giusta nel
easy thing cosa semplice
first thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (very early)per prima cosa, come prima cosa, prima di tutto avv
 I always eat breakfast first thing in the morning.
 Come prima cosa la mattina faccio colazione.
first thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (initial step)prima cosa nf
 The first thing to do is call your mother.
 The first thing I do when I get home is check email.
foolish thing stupidaggine nf
for one thing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (the first reason is)  (informale)primo avv
  prima di tutto, per prima cosa, innanzitutto avv
 No you can't go out! For one thing you can't afford it and you also promised to babysit tonight.
funny thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] amusing)cosa divertente nf
funny thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] curious or unusual)cosa strana, cosa bizzarra nf
good thing buon affare
good thing that meno male che
have a thing for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (like)avere un debole per vtr
 I have a thing for chocolate .
have a thing for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (find attractive)avere un debole per qlcn vtr
 She has a thing for her boss. Unfortunately, he's married.
important thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (essential point)cosa importante nf
 You are safe and well, that's the most important thing.
 Sei sano e salvo e questa è la cosa importante.
it is a beautiful thing è una cosa meravigliosa, è una cosa bella
know a thing or two v informal (be experienced in [sth])saperne qc di
large thing cosa grossa
last thing ultima cosa
latest thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] newly popular)ultima novità nf
  ultimo grido nm
latest thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (newly-acquired habit)abitudine recente nf
learn a thing or two v (become knowledgeable)imparare alcune cose, imparare un paio di cose
little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (detail)dettaglio nm
little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] inconsequential)sciocchezza, piccolezza nf
living thing cosa vivente
main thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (most important consideration)cosa principale nf
material thing cosa materiale
next best thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (good substitute)miglior sostituto nm
  miglior alternativa nf
one thing leads to another exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (one action begins a series )una cosa tira l'altra
one thing to another una cosa o l'altra
peculiar thing cosa singolare
poor thing! (poor fellow, even ironic)  (locuzione esclamativa, anche ironico)poverino! interj excl
quite another thing tutt'altro
right thing
the
la cosa giusta
strange thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] odd or unexpected)cosa strana nf
  fatto strano nm
stupid thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (foolish act)stupidata, cretinata nf
 Forgetting your coat in this frigid weather was a stupid thing to do.
stupid thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (regrettable fact or event)sciocchezza, idiozia nf
sure thing interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (certainly, of course)certo inter
sure thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] certain)certezza nf
terrible thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] shocking, unfortunate, etc.)cosa terribile, cosa tremenda, cosa spaventosa nf
 That head on collision on the Interstate was such a terrible thing.
 L'undici settembre è stata una cosa terribile!
that's just the thing interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (it's exactly what I want)è proprio quello che ci vuole
 Aspirin? That's just the thing for a bad headache.
 Una birra con gli amici?? proprio quello che ci vuole per quei momenti di tristezza.
that's the thing interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (that is precisely my point)questo è il punto
the best thing about [sth]/[sb] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greatest feature)la cosa migliore
the in thing elemento di moda
the latest thing l'ultima cosa
the proper thing la cosa giusta nf
the proper thing to do la cosa giusta da fare nf
the real thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (true love)vero amore nm
the real thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] genuine or authentic)cosa vera, cosa autentica nf
the right thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (the correct course of action)cosa giusta nf
the right thing to do la giusta cosa da fare nf
the same old thing la stessa storia nf
the thing la cosa nf
the very thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (precisely what is required or specified)cosa in particolare, cosa che veramente
there is no such thing as a free lunch exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (everything has a cost)nessuno dà niente per niente
 When Bob had to pay taxes on the free gift, he remembered that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
thing done cosa fatta
thing-in-itself cosa in se stessa
thing
the
cosa, la nf
too much of a good thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] spoilt by excess)  (figurato)il troppo stroppia
ugly thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] offensive or repellent)  (informale: brutta cosa)brutta bestia nf
 Jealousy is an ugly thing.
 La gelosia è una brutta bestia.
wonderful thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] marvellous)cosa meravigliosa nf
 Love is a wonderful thing.
 Getting paid to do what you love is a wonderful thing.
 L'amore è una cosa meravigliosa.
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