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Pronunciation: /θɪŋ/

Translation of thing in German:


  • 1 Sache, die; Ding, das what's that thing in your hand? was hast du da in der Hand? be a rare thing etwas Seltenes sein
  • 2 (action) it was the right thing to do es war das einzig Richtige that was a foolish/friendly thing to do das war eine große Dummheit/das war sehr freundlich
  • 3 (fact) [Tat]sache, die it's a strange thing that … es ist seltsam, dass … the best/worst thing about her das Beste/Schlimmste an ihr
  • 4 (idea) say the first thing that comes into one's head das sagen, was einem gerade so einfällt what a thing to say! wie kann man nur so etwas sagen!
  • 5 (task) she has a reputation for getting things done sie ist für ihre Tatkraft bekannt a big thing to undertake ein großes Unterfangen
  • 7 (circumstance) take things too seriously alles zu ernst nehmen how are things? wie gehts [dir]?
  • 8 (individual, creature) Ding, das
  • 9in pl. (personal belongings, clothes) Sachen (Pl.)
  • 10 (product of work) Sache, die the latest thing der letzte Schrei
  • 11 (what is important or proper) das Richtige the thing is … (question) die Frage ist …

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