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nothing
American English: /ˈnəθɪŋ/
British English: /ˈnʌθɪŋ/

Translation of nothing in Spanish:

pronoun

  • 1 nothing has changed
    nada ha cambiado
    he gave us nothing
    no nos dio nada
    she said nothing to me
    a mí no me dijo nada
    she said nothing else
    no dijo nada más
    we achieved absolutely nothing
    no logramos absolutamente nada
    you're hurt — it's nothing
    te has hecho daño — no es nada
    it's soup or nothing, I'm afraid
    lo siento, pero hay sopa o nada
    it's better than nothing, I suppose I thought a clerk's job was better than nothing
    pensé que trabajar de oficinista era mejor que nada
    there's nothing worse
    no hay nada peor
    there's nothing to eat
    no hay nada de comer
    I have nothing more to say
    no tengo nada más que decir
    there's nothing we can do
    no podemos hacer nada
    there's really nothing of the genius about him
    en realidad no tiene nada de genio
    nothing doing!
    ¡de eso nada!
    there's nothing for it
    no hay más remedio
    there was nothing for it but to trust them
    no había más remedio que confiar en ellos
    there's nothing in itthere's nothing in it, they're just friends
    no hay nada entre ellos, son solo amigos
    there's nothing in it as they come around the final bend
    van muy igualados al llegar a la curva final
    this one may cost a bit more but there's nothing in it really
    puede que este cueste algo más pero la diferencia es mínima
    there's nothing to it
    (it's easy) es muy fácil
    no tiene ningún secreto
    (it's groundless) no es cierto
    Example sentences
    • Don't worry though - if you haven't done anything wrong you've nothing to fear.
    • I could find nothing wrong in anything that John Howard said in his speech today.
    • Those people who discard anything unwanted at their feet may see nothing wrong or offensive about their behaviour.
  • 2 (in phrases) for nothingshe gave it to me for nothing
    me lo dio gratis
    it was all for nothing
    todo fue en vano
    I'd been worrying constantly: all for nothing
    tanto preocuparme para nada
    all her precautions went for nothing
    todas sus precauciones fueron en vano
    not for nothing was he called Ivan the Terrible
    no en vano or no por nada se le llamaba Iván el Terrible
    if nothing else nothing buthe reads nothing but science fiction
    no lee más que ciencia ficción
    I've heard nothing but good about her
    todo lo que me han dicho de ella ha sido bueno
    she's caused nothing but trouble
    no ha causado (nada) más que problemas
    he's nothing but a pompous old fool
    no es más que un pedante imbécil
    nothing if nothe's nothing if not reliable
    es totalmente de fiar
    they treated us nothing if not fairly
    nos trataron con total justicia
    nothing less thanit's nothing less than scandalous/a disgrace
    es verdaderamente escandaloso/una verdadera vergüenza
    nothing likethere's nothing like a shower to freshen you up
    no hay (nada) como una ducha para refrescarse
    there's nothing like it
    es lo mejor que hay
    she's nothing like her mother
    no se parece en nada a su madre
    I'm sure it cost her nothing like $500
    estoy seguro de que no le costó 500 dólares ni mucho menos
    nothing more thanit's nothing more than a scratch
    no es más que un rasguño
    nothing muchnothing much happened
    no pasó gran cosa
    there was nothing much I could say
    no pude decir gran cosa
    nothing short ofthe idea's nothing short of absurd
    la idea cae de lleno en lo absurdo
    the consequences would be nothing short of disastrous
    las consecuencias no serían ni más ni menos que desastrosas

noun

  • 2 (worthless thing, person) in his eyes I'm a nothing
    para él soy un cero a la izquierda
    this is a mere nothing to what they spend on food and drink
    esto no es nada comparado con lo que gastan en comida y bebida
    to whisper sweet nothings
    susurrar palabras de amor
    he whispered sweet nothings in her ear
    le susurraba palabras de amor al oído

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