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"It doesn't matter" is a phrase which is often translated as "no importa", and "no matter" is a conjunction which is often translated as "sin importar". Learn more about the difference between "it doesn't matter" and "no matter" below.
it doesn't matter(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. no importa
It doesn't matter to you that your own son might be the victim of bullying at school?¿No te importa que tu propio hijo pueda ser víctima de acoso escolar?
b. da igual
It doesn't matter how you do it, Phil. Just do it.Da igual cómo lo hagas, Phil; pero hazlo.
c. da lo mismo
It doesn't matter whether we use basmati or wild rice.Da lo mismo que usemos arroz basmati o salvaje.
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no matter(
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (regardless of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I want you to buy it, no matter what it costs.Quiero que lo compres, cueste lo que cueste.
No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't hit the target.Por mucho que se esforzara, no consiguió dar en el blanco.
b. sin importar
It seemed he always ended up in the same place, no matter what direction he walked in.Parecía que siempre acababa en el mismo lugar, sin importar en qué dirección caminara.
c. independientemente de
No matter what you do, the result will always be the same.Independientemente de lo que hagas, el resultado siempre será el mismo.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used to express unconcern)
a. no importa
I'm sorry. Dr. Jenkins is not here today. - No matter! I'll call again tomorrow.Lo siento. El doctor Jenkins no está hoy. - ¡No importa! Volveré a llamar mañana.
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