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

The meaning of "Thing" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa sure thing?
A: It isn't used very often. It is an old term
Q: O que significa 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: O que significa 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: O que significa 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: O que significa 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: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com 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: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com 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: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com thing.
A: A table is a Thing
I have many Things to ask
Things are looking good
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com 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: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com 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: Qual é a diferença entre thing e 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: Qual é a diferença entre thing e 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: Qual é a diferença entre "The important thing is..." e "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: Qual é a diferença entre I can't do two thing at a time e 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: Qual é a diferença entre The thing is ... e 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: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? how do you say if you want some thing from someone ?
A: May I have some, please?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? that "slimy thing that comes from the nose"
A: Snot? Booger? Mucous?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? how do you say the thing in the kitchen to suck the smoke from cooking?
A: Extractor Fan
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 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: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? thing in the photo
A: Exercise bike.

Other questions about "Thing"

Q: The easiest thing we can do is to take a walk. If your knees are fine with runnung, do it. It also helps that you walk around the woods as the color of green makes us calm. What about at night time? What can we do? We can do some house chores we might have pushed off before such as ironing clothes. Doing something simple with your body repetitively helps you rid your mind of nagging thoughts. This could end up make you experience a moment of immersion. soa natural?
A: × If your knees are fine with runnung, do it.
✓ If your knees are fine with running, do it.

× What about at night time?
✓ What about the night time?

Q: What does "becoming a thing at this point " mean?

I've pretty much given up on the anime becoming a thing at this point
A:
becoming 'a thing' means for a product or idea to be well known or recognized. Somtimes it can mean 'to exist'

"I think (movie title) will be a thing this year"
=
"I think (movie title) will be well known this year"

'at this point' in this sentence means. The speaker has waited or seen/heard enough to give up on it.


"I don't want to play basketball at this point"
=
"I don't want to play basket ball, I've seen/ heard things that make me not want to."
Q: 1. What? Were you told such a thing? That’s terrible!
2. I made a bad investment and burned my fingers.
3. I’ve been having a bad headache lately. soa natural?
A: Ohhh, my bad. I think I hear "got burned" a lot more often. So you could say: "I made a bad investment and got burned".
Q: Doing one thing for a long time let you bored someday, so you should make the method not to be bored, like doing something which keep you to learn new things. soa natural?
A: × Doing one thing for a long time let you bored someday, so you should make the method not to be bored, like doing something which keep you to learn new things.
✓ Doing only one thing for a long time will bore you someday, so you should use a method which keeps you learning new things.

Q: I just bought the thing which my girlfriend recommended highly.
I just bought the thing which my girlfriend highly recommended.
I just bought the thing my girlfriend recommended highly.
I just bought the thing my girlfriend highly recommended.

Which one is correct?
A: I just bought the thing which my girlfriend recommended highly. = correct

I just bought the thing which my girlfriend highly recommended. =correct


I just bought the thing my girlfriend recommended highly. = incorrect
Should be "I just bought the thing that my girlfriend recommended highly"

I just bought the thing my girlfriend highly recommended. = incorrect
Should be "I just bought the thing that my girlfriend highly recommended. "

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