Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Nothing"

The meaning of "Nothing" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "what's going on up there is nothing short of rocket science." mean?
A: It means whatever the thing is that is happening is very complicated and technical (like rocket science)
Q: What does nothing of the sort mean?
A: LadyVierna got it. Side note: That expression is mainly used in the United Kingdom, I believe. (I've never heard anyone verbally use it in America, anyway, and I live there.)
The expression itself can be used in a variety of situations to emphasize a negative statement.
Q: What does they got nothing on us mean?
A: Means they can't say anything bad about you. Also means they can't prove you did something wrong
Q: What does I make nothing of it mean?
A: It means... there's no advantage from that thing, from doing it or whatever that thing is. You can't get anything at all with that, it's useless.
Q: What does "Saying nothing silly is fun." mean?
A: It doesn't really make sense. Maybe you mean, "Saying something silly is fun"? That would mean it's fun for you to make silly sounds and words :)

Example sentences using "Nothing"

Q: Please show me example sentences with nothing to do with.
A: @guu-: Being strong has nothing to do with being a fast runner. This kind of sentence allows you to say how X doesn't relate to Y.
Q: Please show me example sentences with it's better than nothing. .
A: Ten minutes of exercise is better than nothing.
I think you may have made a typing error or spelling mistake; it is spelt 'better' not 'batter'. :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with There's nothing like.
A: There's nothing like Mom’s cooking.
Q: Please show me example sentences with There's nothing worse than.
A: There's nothing worse than getting a surprise exam.
Q: Please show me example sentences with there's nothing else.
A: We've already done everything; there's nothing else to do.
There's nothing else to talk about.

Synonyms of "Nothing" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between assume nothing and presume nothing ?
A: "Assume nothing" sounds natural, but I don't hear "presume nothing" very often.
When police detectives start an investigation, they assume nothing. Anything is possible, and all people are suspects.

Presume = "I guess without strong evidence"
I presume you have met Mary before, right?
And you can put it in the negative:
I don't presume you've met Mary before. メイレーさんにあったことない「かな」 (here かな = presume)つまり一応聞くけど、答えは既に分かっている(とここあたりがある)
Q: What is the difference between i have nothing 'with' me and i have nothing 'on' me ?
A: I have nothing with me = I brought nothing with me.

I have nothing on me = I am naked.

I don't have one on me. = I do not have that item in my possession right now.


EDIT(you closed the question so I couldn't answer below): in the video, the policeman is asking him if he has drugs. When he replies "I have nothing on me," in this case it means that he doesn't have any drugs in his possession.
Q: What is the difference between I gave him nothing to drink. and I didn't give him something to drink. ?
A: Well it's the same, sorry i read it again and now i know what you mean
Q: What is the difference between nothing and none ?
A: In a lot of instances they can can mean the same thing, but they are used in different ways depending on what you want to say.

Nothing is a noun so it can be used as a title for someone else "You are nothing," and it can be used as what someone posses "You have nothing."

None on the other hand is used as a measurement
"How many apples do you have?"
"I have none."
Here, "none" is not what he has, but how much of something he has. None is equal to 0 in measurement.
None basically means "not one", so if you insert that into a sentence, you can see if it would be grammatically correct to put none in the sentence.

Hope this helped!
Q: What is the difference between I love nothing. and I don't love anything. ?
A: They are the same. :) The second is much more natural - you'd have to be waxing poetic to say "I love nothing".

Translations of "Nothing"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? nothing
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? nothing
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? nothing is difficult !if try your best '
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I doing nothing I search for job whole day. does this sound native
A: I'm not doing anything. I'm searching for a job all day.

It would sound better saying:

My entire day comprises of looking for work.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i'm tired, I don't do nothing today
A: This is called a "double negative." While it is grammatically incorrect, normally, it is structured like this: "I'm tired, I DIDN'T do nothing today." Again, this is very grammatically incorrect, and is associated with low-brow culture. I'm not adding judgement-- it is fine to use among a peer group who uses this kind of speech. Just know that to the majority of people, it sounds very uneducated.

"I'm tired. I didn't do ANYTHING today." This is grammatically correct and is the vastly used option.

Other questions about "Nothing"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce ‎We could see nothing but fog..
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Q: I’m doing nothing special today. does this sound natural?
A: ’I'm not doing anything special today' is better :)
Q: There is nothing troubling as much as reviewing insurance. does this sound natural?
A: The right words are used but the order of them is wrong. The sentence should read: ‎There is nothing as troubling as reviewing insurance.
Q: which one is correct?
you mean nothing to me
you mean nothing for me
A: You mean nothing to me
Q: I chose doing nothing rather than enjoy holiday. does this sound natural?
A: That was pretty close! Just a minor issue grammatically. It would be better as “I chose doing nothing rather than enjoying the holiday”.

Hope this helps!

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