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that (ðæt Pronunciation for that ; unstressed ðət Pronunciation for that

Definitions

determiner (used before a singular noun)

    1. used preceding a noun that has been mentioned at some time or is understood   ⇒ that idea of yours
    2. (as pronoun)   ⇒ don't eat that, that's what I mean
    1. used preceding a noun that denotes something more remote or removed   ⇒ that dress is cheaper than this one, that building over there is for sale
    2. (as pronoun)   ⇒ that is John and this is his wife, give me that
      Compare this
  1. used to refer to something that is familiar   ⇒ that old chap from across the street
  2. See and that

  3. See at that

  4. See like that

  5. See that is

  6. See that's more like it

  7. See that's that

  8. See with that

conjunction (subordinating)

  1. used to introduce a noun clause   ⇒ I believe that you'll come
  2. Also: so that, in order that. used to introduce a clause of purpose   ⇒ they fought that others might have peace
  3. used to introduce a clause of result   ⇒ he laughed so hard that he cried
  4. used to introduce a clause after an understood sentence expressing desire, indignation, or amazement   ⇒ oh, that I had never lived!

adverb

  1. used with adjectives or adverbs to reinforce the specification of a precise degree already mentioned   ⇒ go just that fast and you should be safe
  2. Also: all that (usually used with a negative) (informal) (intensifier)   ⇒ he wasn't that upset at the news
  3. (dialect) (intensifier)   ⇒ the cat was that weak after the fight

pronoun

  1. used to introduce a restrictive relative clause   ⇒ the book that we want
  2. used to introduce a clause with the verb to be to emphasize the extent to which the preceding noun is applicable   ⇒ genius that she is, she outwitted the computer
Precise stylists maintain a distinction between that and which: that is used as a relative pronoun in restrictive clauses and which in nonrestrictive clauses. In the book that is on the table is mine, the clause that is on the table is used to distinguish one particular book (the one on the table) from another or others (which may be anywhere, but not on the table). In the book, which is on the table, is mine, the which clause is merely descriptive or incidental. The more formal the level of language, the more important it is to preserve the distinction between the two relative pronouns; but in informal or colloquial usage, the words are often used interchangeably

Word Origin

Old English thæt; related to Old Frisian thet, Old Norse, Old Saxon that, Old High German daz, Greek to, Latin istud, Sanskrit tad

all that or that

Definitions

  1. (usually used with a negative) (informal) (intensifier)   ⇒ she's not all that intelligent

Translations for 'that'

  • British English: thatPronunciation for that You use that to talk about something that you have mentioned before.For that reason the claims procedure is as simple and helpful as possible.ðæt; ðət DETERMINERreferring tosomething previously mentioned
  • Arabic: ذَلِكPronunciation for ذَلِك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esse/essaPronunciation for esse/essa aquele/aquela
  • Chinese: Pronunciation for 那
  • Croatian: tajPronunciation for taj ta
  • Czech: tenPronunciation for ten ta
  • Danish: dennePronunciation for denne
  • Dutch: diePronunciation for die dat
  • European Spanish: esePronunciation for ese esa
  • Finnish: tuoPronunciation for tuo
  • French: cePronunciation for ce
  • German: dasPronunciation for das
  • Greek: εκείνοςPronunciation for εκείνος εκείνη
  • Italian: quelloPronunciation for quello quella
  • Japanese: あのPronunciation for あの
  • Korean: Pronunciation for 그
  • Norwegian: Pronunciation for så
  • Polish: tamtenPronunciation for tamten tamta
  • Portuguese: esse/essaPronunciation for esse/essa aquele/aquela
  • Romanian: acel
  • Russian: которыйPronunciation for который которая
  • Spanish: esePronunciation for ese esa
  • Swedish: somPronunciation for som
  • Thai: อย่างนั้นPronunciation for อย่างนั้น
  • Turkish: şuPronunciation for şu
  • Ukrainian: той
  • Vietnamese: đóPronunciation for đó
  • British English: thatPronunciation for that You use that to join two different things you are saying.I felt sad that he was leaving.ðæt; ðət CONJUNCTIONjoining clauses
  • Arabic: أَنَّPronunciation for أَنَّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: quePronunciation for que
  • Chinese: 引导宾语从句的关系代词Pronunciation for 引导宾语从句的关系代词
  • Croatian: jerPronunciation for jer
  • Czech: žePronunciation for že
  • Danish: atPronunciation for at
  • Dutch: datPronunciation for dat
  • European Spanish: quePronunciation for que
  • Finnish: ettäPronunciation for että
  • French: quePronunciation for que
  • German: dassPronunciation for dass
  • Greek: ότιPronunciation for ότι
  • Italian: chePronunciation for che
  • Japanese: ・・・ということPronunciation for ・・・ということ
  • Korean: ...이라는 것Pronunciation for ...이라는 것
  • Norwegian: somPronunciation for som
  • Polish: żePronunciation for że
  • Portuguese: quePronunciation for que
  • Romanian: deoarece
  • Russian: чтоPronunciation for что
  • Spanish: quePronunciation for que
  • Swedish: attPronunciation for att
  • Thai: เพราะว่าPronunciation for เพราะว่า
  • Turkish: kiPronunciation for ki
  • Ukrainian: що
  • Vietnamese: rằngPronunciation for rằng
  • British English: thatPronunciation for that You use that to talk about something that you have mentioned before.They said you wanted to talk to me. Why was that?ðæt; ðət PRONOUNdenoting something previously mentioned
  • Arabic: ذَلِكPronunciation for ذَلِك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: quePronunciation for que
  • Chinese: 那个Pronunciation for 那个
  • Croatian: onoPronunciation for ono
  • Czech: toPronunciation for to
  • Danish: somPronunciation for som
  • Dutch: datPronunciation for dat
  • European Spanish: ésePronunciation for ése ésa, eso
  • Finnish: tuoPronunciation for tuo
  • French: celaPronunciation for cela
  • German: derPronunciation for der die, das
  • Greek: αυτόςPronunciation for αυτός αυτή
  • Italian: chePronunciation for che
  • Japanese: あれPronunciation for あれ
  • Korean: 저것Pronunciation for 저것
  • Norwegian: denPronunciation for den det
  • Polish: tamtenPronunciation for tamten
  • Portuguese: quePronunciation for que
  • Romanian: despre ce
  • Russian: этоPronunciation for это
  • Spanish: ésePronunciation for ése ésa, eso
  • Swedish: den därPronunciation for den där det där
  • Thai: นั้นPronunciation for นั้น
  • Turkish: şunuPronunciation for şunu
  • Ukrainian: цей
  • Vietnamese: điều đóPronunciation for điều đó
  • British English: thatðæt; ðət You use that to talk about somebody or something a distance away from you.Look at that car over there.Who's that beautiful girl? DETERMINERreferring to a person or thing a distance away
  • Arabic: ذَلِكَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aquele, aqueles aquela, aquelas
  • Chinese: 那个指远处的人或物
  • Croatian: taj
  • Czech: tamten tamta
  • Danish: den det
  • Dutch: die
  • European Spanish: ese
  • Finnish: tuota
  • French: ce cette
  • German: dieser
  • Greek: εκείνος
  • Italian: quello quella
  • Japanese: あの
  • Korean: 저, 그
  • Norwegian: den
  • Polish: tamten tamta, tamto
  • Portuguese: aquele
  • Romanian: acel acea
  • Russian: тот
  • Spanish: eso esa
  • Swedish: den där det där
  • Thai: คนหรือสิ่งนั้น
  • Turkish: şu
  • Ukrainian: той
  • Vietnamese: đó
  • British English: thatðæt; ðət You use that to talk about somebody or something a distance away from you.Who's that? PRONOUNperson or thing a distance away
  • Arabic: ذَلِكَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aquele, aqueles aquela, aquelas
  • Chinese: 指远处的人或物
  • Croatian: ovaj
  • Czech: tamta tamto
  • Danish: det
  • Dutch: dat
  • European Spanish: eso
  • Finnish: tuo
  • French: ce cette
  • German: das
  • Greek: εκείνος
  • Italian: quello quella
  • Japanese: あれ
  • Korean: 저 사람, 저것
  • Norwegian: det
  • Polish: tamten tamta, tamto
  • Portuguese: aquele
  • Romanian: cine
  • Russian: это
  • Spanish: eso esa
  • Swedish: den där det där
  • Thai: คนหรือสิ่งนั้น
  • Turkish: bu
  • Ukrainian: той
  • Vietnamese: đó
  • British English: thatðæt; ðət You use that to show which person or thing you are talking about.There's the girl that I told you about. PRONOUNwho or which
  • Arabic: ذَلِكَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: o qual/a qual os quais/as quais
  • Chinese: 指将要谈的人或物
  • Croatian: koji
  • Czech: tamto tamten
  • Danish: som
  • Dutch: waarover
  • European Spanish: que
  • Finnish: josta
  • French: celui-là celle-là
  • German: dieses
  • Greek: ο οποίος
  • Italian: che
  • Japanese: 言及する人や物を限定する
  • Korean: 그 사람, 그것
  • Norwegian: den
  • Polish: ten ta, to
  • Portuguese: aquele
  • Romanian: care
  • Russian: который
  • Spanish: ese esa
  • Swedish: som
  • Thai: คนหรือสิ่งนั้น
  • Turkish: ki o
  • Ukrainian: який
  • Vietnamese:

Example Sentences Including 'that'

"In July 2000 the Minister again made a commitment to introduce legislation during the autumn of that year.
Irish Times (2002)
However good the sculpture, it is its position and relationship with the setting that makes it really exciting as a garden ornament.
Country Life (2004)
However, that places Ireland ninth in a league table of 13 European countries.
Irish Times (2002)
I looked at myself in the mirror and felt reassured by the healthy young man that stared back at me.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
Not surprisingly, those who get a copy compliments of the boss are worried sick that they're next for the chop.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Sorry to leave you waiting like that , she said, without explaining where she'd been or what she'd been up to.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
That is not to say that their leadership role should be usurped.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Those animals that managed to swim to the safety of the island provided the castaways with food.
James Cowan ABORIGINE DREAMING: Introduction to the Wisdom and Thought of the Aboriginal Traditions of Australia (2002)
You'll just have to see her face for a couple of seconds, that 's all.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)

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