asunto
masculine noun
1. matter (cuestión) ; issue (problema)
  • necesitamos hablar de un asunto importante -> we need to talk about an important matter
  • anda metido en un asunto turbio -> he's mixed up o involved in a dodgy affair
  • no es asunto tuyo -> it's none of your business
  • el asunto es que… -> the thing is that…
  • ¡…y asunto concluido! -> and that's that!
  • asuntos exteriores (politics) -> foreign affairs
  • asuntos a tratar -> agenda
2. theme (de obra, libro)
3. affair (romance)

asunto [ah-soon’-to]
noun
1. Subject, the matter or thing treated upon; affair, business. (m)
  • El asunto está concluido -> the matter is closed
  • Asunto de honor -> affair of honor
2. Study, attention. (m)
3. (Cono Sur) ¿ A asunto de qué lo hiciste? (m)
noun, plural
  • Asuntos -> effects, business, stock
, why did you do it?

asunto
1 (cuestión) matter
un asunto familiar grave an urgent family matter
este es un asunto complicado
vine a discutir unos asuntos I came to discuss several matters o issues; no sé nada de ese asunto I don't know anything about it o the matter; el asunto de los impuestos divide al gobierno the government is divided on the matter o question o issue of taxes; hemos tratado el asunto de nuestro divorcio we've talked about the subject of our divorce; asuntos a tratar agenda; no te metas en mis asuntos mind your own business; ¡esto es asunto mío! that's my business o affair!; ¡asunto concluido! that's an end to the matter!; —me ha llamado el jefe a su despacho —mal asunto "the boss has called me to his office" — "doesn't look good"; ir al asunto to get down to business; el asunto es que ... the thing is (that) ...
ausente por asunto grave
asunto de honor question of honour o honor; (EEUU)
2 (Jur) case
estuvo implicado en un asunto de desfalco he was involved in a case of embezzlement
3 (Política)
el asunto Rumasa the Rumasa affair; Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores Foreign Ministry; Foreign Office; State Department; (EEUU)
asuntos exteriores foreign affairs
4 (aventura amorosa) affair
es asunto de faldas there's a woman involved in this somewhere along the line
asunto de alcoba bedroom intrigue
5 (S. Cone)
¿a asunto de qué lo hiciste? why did you do it?
6 (Caribe)
poner asunto to pay attention
7 (Literat) (tema) subject

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