affairs
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affairs(
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (business)
a. los cosas
(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).
You have a week to get your affairs in order before reporting for duty.Tienes una semana para poner tus cosas en orden antes de presentarte para tus faenas.
b. los asuntos
(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).
Who is in charge of the president's affairs?¿Quién se encarga de los asuntos del presidente?
affair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (matter)
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).
I think I need to consult a lawyer about this affair.Creo que necesito consultar a un abogado con respeto a este asunto.
b. el caso
(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).
The whole affair was blown out of proportion.Todo el caso fue totalmente exagerado.
3. (scandal)
a. el caso
(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).
His mishandling of the affair resulted in a multi-million dollar loss.Su mal manejo del caso dio lugar a una pérdida de varios millones de dólares.
4. (event)
a. la ocasión
(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 dinner will be an elegant affair.La cena será una ocasión elegante.
b. el acontecimiento
(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).
Cindy and Rob's wedding was the affair of the year in our town.La boda de Cindy y Rob fue el acontecimiento del año en nuestro pueblo.
5. (romantic relationship)
a. la aventura
(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).
They carried on their affair in hotel rooms for six months before being found out.Llevaron a cabo su aventura en cuartos de hotel por seis meses antes de ser descubiertos.
b. el affaire
(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).
Fernanda had an affair with a man twice her age.Fernanda tuvo un affaire con un hombre que tenía el doble de edad que ella.
c. el lío
(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).
Joe had an affair with his sister-in-law.Joe tuvo un lío con su cuñada.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(thing)
a. chisme (colloquial)
The computer is some sort of super fast affair.La computadora es uno de esos chismes súper rápidos.
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affair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (matter, concern)
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).
that's my affaireso es asunto mío
she put her affairs in orderpuso sus asuntos en orden
in the present state of affairstal y como están las cosas
foreign affairsasuntos exteriores
current affairs(temas de) actualidad f
affairs of stateasuntos de Estado
2. (sexual)
a. el aventura f, lío
(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).
to have an affair with somebodytener una aventura con alguien
3. (event)
a. el acontecimiento
(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).
the wedding was a quiet affairfue una boda discreta
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affair [əˈfɛəʳ]
noun
1 (business) asunto (m)
the government has mishandled the affair el gobierno ha llevado mal el asunto
it was an odd affair altogether the industry minister described the affair as an absolute scandal affair of [honour]
2 affairs (matters) asuntos (m)
you will have to put your affairs in order tendrás que aclarar tus asuntos
your private affairs don't concern me she talked to none of us about her personal affairs he does not want to interfere in the internal affairs of another country he was rational and consistent in the conduct of his affairs the unexpectedness of my father's death meant that his affairs were not entirely in order
she runs my business affairs ella se encarga de lo relacionado con mis negocios; affairs of the heart asuntos (m) del corazón
he hadn't travelled far in love himself and was still curious about everything to do with affairs of the heart he is unashamedly romantic in affairs of the heart
a man of affairs un hombre de negocios; affairs of state asuntos (m) de estado
affairs of State took up most of her time politicians have criticised Churchmen for interfering in affairs of State
3 (event) ocasión (f)
it will be a big affair será una ocasión importante; será todo un acontecimiento; the minister's visit will be a purely private affair la visita del ministro tendrá un carácter puramente privado; dinner was a gloomy affair la cena no fue una ocasión muy alegre
Christmas was very much a family affair these meetings are quite informal affairs
4 (case) caso (m); asunto (m)
the Watergate affair el caso Watergate; el asunto (de) Watergate
5 (concern) asunto (m)
that's my affair eso es asunto mío or cosa mía; eso solo me concierne a mí; if he wants to make a fool of himself, that's his affair si quiere hacer el ridículo, es asunto suyo or allá él
if they want to stay and fight, then I guess that's their affair
6 (love affair) aventura (f) (amorosa); affaire (m); lío (m) (amoroso) (informal)
to [have] an affair with sb
he had an affair with a French girl tuvo una aventura or un affaire con una chica francesa; tuvo un lío or estuvo liado con una chica francesa (informal)
he's always having affairs with his secretaries she ended the affair the affair between John Profumo and Christine Keeler
they're having an affair están liados
7 (thing)
the bed was an iron affair with brass knobs la cama era un trasto de hierro con adornos de bronce; the house was a ramshackle, wooden affair la casa era un destartalado cobertizo de madera
he tried dividing it into two bundles, /tying them to his walking stick and slinging the whole affair across his back/
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current affairs
los temas de actualidad
foreign affairs
los asuntos exteriores
international affairs
asuntos internacionales
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