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"Issue" is a noun which is often translated as "el asunto", and "matter" is a noun which is also often translated as "el asunto". Learn more about the difference between "issue" and "matter" below.
issue(
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shu
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (subject)
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).
There are various issues that will be discussed in the meeting.Hay varios asuntos que se discutirán en la junta.
b. el tema
(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).
Stop trying to avoid the issue; we have to talk about your poor grades.Deja de evitar el tema; tenemos que hablar de tus bajas calificaciones.
c. 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).
The issue of his retirement is a touchy one.La cuestión de su retiro es delicada.
2. (dispute)
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 issue here? Why are you guys fighting?¿Cuál es el problema? ¿Por qué se están peleando?
3. (literary)
a. la edición
(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).
A special issue of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" was just released.Acaban de publicar una edición especial de "Cien años de soledad".
b. el número
(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).
(periodical)
The latest issue of "Cute Kittens" just came out.Acaba de salir el nuevo número de la revista "Gatitos lindos".
4. (distribution)
a. la expedición
(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).
(documents)
Sir, what is the date of issue that appears on your passport?Señor, ¿cuál es la fecha de expedición que aparece en su pasaporte?
b. la emisión
(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).
(money, stamps)
The Department of the Treasury is responsible for the issue of legal tender.El Departamento del Tesoro es responsable de la emisión de la moneda nacional.
5. (offspring)
a. la descendencia
(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 king died without issue, so the throne passed to his brother.El rey murió sin descendencia, por lo que el trono pasó a su hermano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to make public)
a. emitir
The president's spokesperson issued a formal apology on behalf of his administration.El portavoz del presidente emitió una disculpa de parte de su administración.
b. publicar (written)
The New York Times issued a correction for a story on Boko Haram.El New York Times publicó una corrección de una historia sobre Boko Haram.
7. (to give out)
a. expedir
The only place that issues U.S. passports in Mexico is in Mexico City.El único lugar que expide pasaportes estadounidenses dentro de México está en el DF.
b. proporcionar
The official told me that my documents will be issued once I cross the border.Me dijo el oficial que me van a proporcionar los documentos al cruzar la frontera.
c. distribuir
The receptionist issues the membership cards.La recepcionista distribuye las tarjetas de membresía.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to come forth; used with "from")
a. manar de
Dark blood issued from his wound.De la herida, manaba una sangre oscura.
b. brotar de
The music seemed to issue from a distant house.La música parecía brotar de una casa distante.
c. salir de
There was a dark column of smoke issuing from the barn.Había una oscura columna de humo que salía del granero.
9. (to derive; used with "from")
a. derivar de
Many problems issue from such misguided policies.Muchos problemas derivan de esas medidas erradas.
b. surgir de
This misunderstanding issued from their lack of knowledge on the subject.Este malentendido surgió de su falta de conocimiento sobre el tema.
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matter(
mah
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duhr
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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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