nothing
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nothing(
nuh
-
thihng
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (not anything)
a. nada
There's nothing else we can do.No hay nada más que podamos hacer.
They were left with nothing after the earthquake.El terremoto los dejó sin nada.
2. (worthless thing)
a. la nada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That's nothing compared with what she usually earns.Eso no es nada comparado con lo que suele ganar.
3. (of no importance)
a. nada
What did you say? - Nothing.¿Qué dijiste? - Nada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (worthless person)
a. el cero a la izquierda
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't bother with him. He's a nothing.No te molestes con él. Es un cero a la izquierda.
5. (zero)
a. el cero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They beat us two to nothing.Nos ganaron dos a cero.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (in no way)
a. nada
The weather in Houston is nothing like what I expected.El clima de Houston no es nada parecido a lo que esperaba.
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nothing
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (general)
a. nada
nothing happenedno pasó nada
say nothing about itno digas nada (de esto)
to say nothing of…por no hablar de…
he was nothing if not discreetdesde luego fue muy discreto
nothing new/remarkablenada nuevo/especial
nothing elsenada más
nothing buttan sólo
you've caused me nothing but troubleno me has traído (nada) más que problemas
buy nothing but the bestcompre sólo lo mejor
nothing muchno mucho, poca cosa
there is nothing more to be saidno hay (nada) más que decir
there's nothing like a nice steak!¡no hay nada como un buen filete!
as a pianist he has nothing on his brothercomo pianista, no tiene ni punto de comparación con su hermano
there's nothing in ites falso
he thinks nothing of telling lies to get what he wantsno le importa mentir para conseguir sus propósitos
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
there's nothing to itno tiene ningún misterio
£1,000 is nothing to herpara ella 1.000 libras no son nada
I have nothing to dono tengo nada que hacer
to have nothing to do with something/somebodyno tener nada que ver con algo/alguien
we have nothing to do with the neighborsno tenemos trato con los vecinos
that's nothing to do with youno tiene nada que ver contigo
to do something for nothinghacer algo para nada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to come to nothingquedar en nada
a hundred pounds? — a mere nothing!¿cien libras? — ¡una bagatela!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she looks nothing like her sisterno se parece en nada a su hermana
it was nothing like as difficult as they saidno era ni mucho menos tan difícil como decían
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nothing [ˈnʌθɪŋ]
pronoun
nada (f); (nought) cero (m)
I have nothing to give you no tengo nada que darte; to have nothing to do with no tener nada que ver con; there's nothing mean about him no tiene nada de tacaño
nothing but solamente
to come to nothing parar en nada; quedarse en aguas de borraja
nothing doing! ¡de ninguna manera!; ¡ni hablar!
nothing else nada más
there's nothing to fear no hay de qué tener miedo
for nothing (free) gratis; (unpaid) sin sueldo; (in vain) en vano; en balde
it is not for nothing that ... no es sin motivo que ...; por algo será que ...
there was nothing for it but to pay no había más remedio or no nos quedaba otra que pagar; (LAm)
to build up a business from nothing crear un negocio de la nada
he is nothing if not careful es de lo más cauteloso
there is nothing in the rumours los rumores no tienen nada de verdad
there's nothing in it for us de esto no vamos a sacar ningún provecho; there's nothing in it (in race) van muy iguales
I could make nothing of what he said no entendí nada or no pude sacar nada en claro de lo que dijo
a mere nothing una nimiedad
it's nothing more than a rumour es simplemente un rumor
nothing much poco; no mucho
there's nothing much to be said poco hay que decir
next to nothing casi nada
I'm nothing of a swimmer yo nado bastante mal
to have nothing on (naked) estar desnudo; (not busy) estar libre
it's nothing to be proud of no es motivo para enorgullecerse
to say nothing of ... sin mencionar ...; amén de ...
to get something for nothing obtener algo gratis
there's nothing special about it no tiene nada de particular
to stop at nothing no pararse en barras
to stop at nothing to do sth emplear sin escrúpulo todos los medios para hacer algo
to think nothing of tener en poco
he thinks nothing of walking 30km para él no tiene importancia or no es nada recorrer 30km a pie; think nothing of it! ¡no hay de qué!; ¡no tiene cuidado!; (LAm)
there's nothing to it! ¡es facilísimo!
she is nothing to him ella le es indiferente; it's nothing to me whether he comes or not no me importa que venga o no
he has nothing on her (comparison) no le llega ni a la suela del zapato (informal)
note See culture box in entry zero.
adverb
nothing daunted sin inmutarse
it's nothing like him el retrato no se le parece en nada
it was nothing like as expensive as we thought era mucho menos caro de lo que nos imaginábamos
noun
a mere nothing una friolera; una bagatela; to her he was a nothing para ella él no tenía ningún valor
to whisper sweet nothings to sb decir ternezas a los oídos de algn
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