Quick answer
"Care" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuidado", and "matter" is a noun which is often translated as "el asunto". Learn more about the difference between "care" and "matter" below.
care(
kehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (carefulness)
a. el cuidado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Please handle the knife with care!Por favor, ¡maneja el cuchillo con cuidado!
b. la atención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This type of plant needs a lot of care.Este tipo de planta requiere mucha atención.
2. (worry)
a. la preocupación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She hasn't a care in the world.No tiene ni una sola preocupación.
3. (looking after)
a. el cuidado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When their mother abandoned them, they were placed in the care of their grandparents.Cuando su madre los abandonó, quedaron al cuidado de sus abuelos.
4. (medicine)
a. la asistencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After the operation, I received medical care at home.Tras la operación recibí asistencia médica en casa.
b. la atención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Were you satisfied with the care you received?¿Estuvieron satisfechos con la atención que recibieron?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to be concerned)
a. preocuparse
He doesn't care about the environment.No se preocupa por el medio ambiente.
b. importar
He says he wants to apologize. - I don't care!Dice que quiere disculparse. - ¡No me importa!
6. (to like)
a. apetecer
We're going to the exhibition. Would you care to join us?Vamos a ir a la exposición. ¿Le apetecería ir con nosotros?
b. desear
Would you care for another whiskey?¿Desea otro whisky?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to be concerned about)
a. preocuparse por
They care a great deal about their customers.Se preocupan mucho por sus clientes.
b. importar
I don't care what people say about my hair color.No me importa lo que digan sobre el color de mi pelo.
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matter(
mah
-
duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (issue)
a. el asunto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We've discussed this matter enough. It's time to vote.Hemos discutido este asunto bastante. Es hora de votar.
b. la cuestión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Taking care of the environment is a matter of responsibility.Cuidar el medio ambiente es una cuestión de responsabilidad.
2. (mass)
a. la materia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That sticky matter on the table needs to be cleaned up.Hay que limpiar esa materia pegajosa que hay en la mesa.
b. la sustancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The filter eliminates any solid matter in the water.El filtro elimina cualquier sustancia sólida en el agua.
3. (physics)
a. la materia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Traditionally, matter was thought to be composed of atoms.Tradicionalmente, se entendía que la materia estaba compuesta de átomos.
4. (medicine)
a. la materia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Take proper precautions when cleaning a patient's fecal matter.Tome las debidas precauciones al limpiar la materia fecal de un paciente.
b. el pus
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(on a wound)
I think it's infected. There is a green matter oozing from the bandage.Creo que está infectado. Hay pus verde rezumando por la venda.
5. (difficulty)
a. el problema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What's the matter with the baby? Why is she crying?¿Cuál es el problema con la bebé? ¿Por qué llora?
6. (publishing)
a. el material
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She took plenty of reading matter before setting sail across the ocean.Llevó bastante material de lectura antes de zarpar a través del océano.
7. (object of study)
a. el contenido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I find the matter of Dr. Robinson's research to be quite fascinating.El contenido de las investigaciones del Dr. Robinson me parece del todo fascinante.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to be important)
a. importar
That doesn't matter to me at all!¡Eso no me importa nada!
matters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (situation)
a. las cosas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Matters have been getting worse as inflation continues to rise.Las cosas han empeorado a medida que la inflación ha ido aumentando.
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