Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Thing"

The meaning of "Thing" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Co znaczy sure thing?
A: It isn't used very often. It is an old term
Q: Co znaczy You blue the thing off?
A: "You blew the thing off"

Depending on the context, it either means "You made it explode and fall off." or "You blew air at it and it fell off."
Q: Co znaczy We had too much of a good thing. ?
A: Too much of a good thing can be bad. For example, the worst thing you can do with your favourite song is listen it it over and over again until you're bored of it.
Q: Co znaczy One thing all this time off had meant was he was in the gym four days a week?
A: We're talking about all the time he had off. Since he had a lot of time off, one thing that happened was that he ended up going to the gym four days a week.
Q: Co znaczy last important thing?
A: The last important thing.. 마지막 중요한 건..
If you have a list of important things, this is the last one.

The only important thing..
(중요한 것은 하나밖에 없단 의미입니다.)

The only last important thing (X)
This makes no sense. If you only have one important thing, then there is no list.

Example sentences using "Thing"

Q: Napisz przykładowe zdania z As if there is such a thing..
A: "As if there is such a thing called a Chupacabra"
"As if there is such a thing as a thousand dollar pizza"
Q: Napisz przykładowe zdania z Here is the thing..
A: "Here is the thing..." is a starter in which advises the listener that the speaker is going to the main point, conclusion or something big.

Her eyes are beautiful, her hair is silky smooth and her skin is flawless but here's the thing, beneath her face is an ugly personality.
Q: Napisz przykładowe zdania z thing.
A: A table is a Thing
I have many Things to ask
Things are looking good
Q: Napisz przykładowe zdania z one thing let to another.
A: did you mean "one thing led to another"?

It's a set phrase to say that a series of events led to a certain (usually surprising) outcome.

One thing led to another and now I'm going on a trip.

After talking with John, one thing led to another and now we are dating.
Q: Napisz przykładowe zdania z have a little thing for sb.?/sth.?.
A: 1) I had a little thing for Joe (meaning - I liked/had a crush on Joe)

2) I had a little thing for basketball (meaning - I liked/was pretty good at basketball)

3) She has a little thing for hamburgers (meaning - she likes hamburgers enough to point out)

Synonyms of "Thing" and their differences

Q: Jaka jest różnica między thing i stuff ?
A: @BuddyPretty_206 That's a good question!
I'm not 100% sure but i think that it all depends on the context. If I'm talking about a concrete object I would use "thing", like "what is that thing?"; "that heart shaped thing". Instead of "stuff", which i'd use to refer of a not specific thing or things, for instance when you say "there's a lot of old stuff in the attic", "Alice got a lot of books and stuff in her room", "kitchen related stuff".
Maybe is not neccessarily this way but at least is how i use it S: hope it's useful
Q: Jaka jest różnica między thing i stuff ?
A: @Noborio: almost the same. "Thing" refers to one object. "Stuff" usually refers to many objects, or a lot of one object.
Here is a good rule: if you can count it, use "thing", "things", or "stuff". But if you cannot count it, you must use "stuff".
For example: She has a lot of stuff in her backpack. ✔
She has a lot of things in her backpack. ✔
What is the stuff leaking from the pipe? ✔
What are the things leaking from the pipe? ❌ (Grammar is correct, but it doesn't make sense.)
Q: Jaka jest różnica między "The important thing is..." i "A important thing is..." ?
A: "A important thing" is incorrect -- it would be "An important thing."

The important thing = the one single important thing about something. Implies that it is very important.

An important thing = one of multiple important things about something. Not as strong of an implication as the first sentence.
Q: Jaka jest różnica między I can't do two thing at a time i I can't do two things at the same time ?
A: I can't do two things at a time.
I can't do two things at once.
I can't do two things at the same time.
I can't do two things simultaneously.

They all have the same meaning.
Q: Jaka jest różnica między The thing is ... i The point is ... ?
A: Nothing really, it's all about context, in them same context both mean «the important matter» or «what i'm trying to say is...»

Translations of "Thing"

Q: Jak to przetłumaczyć na angielski (amerykański)? how do you say if you want some thing from someone ?
A: May I have some, please?
Q: Jak to przetłumaczyć na angielski (amerykański)? that "slimy thing that comes from the nose"
A: Snot? Booger? Mucous?
Q: Jak to przetłumaczyć na angielski (brytyjski)? how do you say the thing in the kitchen to suck the smoke from cooking?
A: Extractor Fan
Q: Jak to przetłumaczyć na angielski (amerykański)? the bright thing in the pic
A: It's still a light.

Lights that are recessed in a ceiling (inside a hole in the ceiling) are sometimes called recessed lights.

But I would just call it a light.
Q: Jak to przetłumaczyć na angielski (amerykański)? thing in the photo
A: Exercise bike.

Other questions about "Thing"

Q: It's the thing that's eating me

Does this sounds natural?
A: That's the thing that's eating at me.
That's what's eating at me.
The thing that's eating at me is that...
It's what's eating at me.
Q: Czy to brzmi naturalnie? I had a good thing today.
The dog came to my house.Her name is Flan.
I look after her from today to next Tuesday.
A: × I had a good thing today.
✓ Something good happened today.

× The dog came to my house.
✓ The dog came to my house!

:)
Q: Czy to brzmi naturalnie? I suppose he hates me. This is sad thing but I do not really care about it.
I think the reason why he doesn’t like me is he has trouble with his family and I don’t have. So, he jelly me for that.
I will recommend him to take a mental healthcare program.
A: × This is sad thing but I do not really care about it.
✓ This is a sad thing but I do not really care.

× I think the reason why he doesn’t like me is he has trouble with his family and I don’t have.
✓ I think the reason he doesn’t like me is because he has trouble with his family and I don’t.

× So, he jelly me for that.
✓ So he is jealous of me.

× I will recommend him to take a mental healthcare program.
✓ I will suggest to him that he consider finding a mental healthcare program.

Q: Best thing to do is make a friends who is native English speaker.

Is this natural?
A: It should be "Best thing to do is make new friends who are native English speaker."
Q: How can I say that I really liked the thing and I keep reading it again and again because I like it with a clear and correct sentence
A: You would probably say “I really liked it so I kept reading it again and again” - hope that helps 👍

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