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[θɪŋ] [θɪŋ]

n.事件,形势;东西,事物;家伙;事业

常用短语

  1. new thing

    新事物,随意即席演奏的爵士乐

  2. one thing

    一件事,有件事

  3. big thing

    热门事件

  4. 更多词组短语 »

场景例句

  1. The whole thing staggers me.

    整件事让我震惊。

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  2. How can you say such a thing?

    你怎么能说这样的话?

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  3. That's the very thing I need.

    那正是我需要的东西。

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近义词

同义词辨析

  • 以下词都有“事情”的意思,区别是:
  • affair 含义较广,侧重指已发生或必须去做的任何事情或事务。复数形式多指重大或较复杂的事务。

    business 通常指较重要或较难而又必须承担的事情,也可指商事。

    matter 普通用词,着重指一件考虑中的或需要处理的事。

    concern 往往强调与个人或团体利害有直接或重大关系的事。

    thing 用作"事情"解时,词义较笼统、含糊,多用于指不很具体的事。

    词根: -thing- 事物
  1. thing [θɪŋ] n. 事件,形势;东西,事物;家伙;事业

    thing: -thing-事物

单词家谱

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thing 东西,事物,物品

来自古英语 thing,会议,集会,讨论会,来自 Proto-Germanic*thingam,集会,词源同 hustings,竞选活动。可能进一步来自 PIE*teng,思考,考虑,词源同 thank,think.复合词 hustings 来自 古英语 husting,会议,来自 house,屋子,thing,集会。后词义由会议引申为讨论的内容,最后 词义极大的扩大化,引申诸多具体和抽象的词义。

thing (n.)

Old English þing "meeting, assembly, council, discussion," later "entity, being, matter" (subject of deliberation in an assembly), also "act, deed, event, material object, body, being, creature," from Proto-Germanic *thinga- "assembly" (source also of Old Frisian thing "assembly, council, suit, matter, thing," Middle Dutch dinc "court-day, suit, plea, concern, affair, thing," Dutch ding "thing," Old High German ding "public assembly for judgment and business, lawsuit," German Ding "affair, matter, thing," Old Norse þing "public assembly"). The Germanic word is perhaps literally "appointed time," from a PIE *tenk- (1), from root *ten- "stretch," perhaps on notion of "stretch of time for a meeting or assembly."

The sense "meeting, assembly" did not survive Old English. For sense evolution, compare French chose, Spanish cosa "thing," from Latin causa "judicial process, lawsuit, case;" Latin res "affair, thing," also "case at law, cause." Old sense is preserved in second element of hustings and in Icelandic Althing, the nation's general assembly.

Of persons, often pityingly, from late 13c. Used colloquially since c. 1600 to indicate things the speaker can't name at the moment, often with various meaningless suffixes (see thingamajig).

Things "personal possessions" is from c. 1300. The thing "what's stylish or fashionable" is recorded from 1762. Phrase do your thing "follow your particular predilection," though associated with hippie-speak of 1960s is attested from 1841.

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