The words "dheng" and "thaning'" in Zim slang both have the same meaning which is: nothing or not a single thing.

Note: thaning is pronounced as tharrr-ning. It is basically a reversed and altered form of the word nothing.

Ideally, you'd use either one of these words to say that there isn't anything happening, something is missing or to respond to a person telling them you don't have anything e.g money, etc.

Another synonym is the word "jack" which basically is a way of saying 'no' or 'negative'

Example Usage #1:
  • Person 1 -- "Amana chingwa dheng ka pamba pano"
  • Person 2 -- "Kana yakadaro hande kumashops tinotenga chimwe"
Example Usage #2:
  • Person 1 -- "What you ooding on the weekend bro"
  • Person 2 -- "Thanin oan, unless you ab sheets for something"
  • Person 1 -- "You wanna toob"
  • Person 2 -- "If you got me, yeah"
  • Person 1 -- "Get ready then"
  • Person 2 -- "Ayy, my man"
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