Quick answer
"Concerning" is a preposition which is often translated as "con respecto a", and "with regard to" is a phrase which is also often translated as "con respecto a". Learn more about the difference between "concerning" and "with regard to" below.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (with regard to)
a. con respecto a
The president delivered a speech concerning the terrorist attacks and the threat of war.El presidente dio un discurso con respecto a los ataques terroristas y la amenaza de guerra.
b. en relación con
I will only answer questions concerning my last novel, not my private life.Solo voy a responder preguntas en relación con mi última novela, no sobre mi vida privada.
c. con relación a
I have a question concerning the position of adverbs in the sentence.Tengo una pregunta con relación a la posición de los adverbios en la oración.
2. (about)
a. sobre
The confessions of the serial killer intensified the debate concerning the death penalty.Las confesiones del asesino en serie dispararon el debate sobre la pena de muerte.
b. acerca de
The rumors concerning our divorce are false and unfounded.Los rumores acerca de nuestro divorcio son falsos e infundados.
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with regard to
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. con respecto a
I am writing you with regard to your relationship with my brother.Le escribo con respecto a su relación con mi hermano.
b. en relación con
However, with regard to my marital status, I plan on being married in May.Sin embargo, en relación con mi estado civil, planeo casarme en mayo.
c. en relación a
I don't know what to do with regard to my grades in this class.No sé qué hacer en relación a mis calificaciones en esta clase.
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