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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (situation or concern)
a. issue
Este asunto es de muchísima importancia para mi.This issue is extremely important to me.
b. matter
Si no llegan a resolver este asunto entre ustedes, tendrán que llevarlo ante un tribunal.If you can't resolve this matter yourselves, you'll have to take it to court.
c. subject
No debemos discutir ese asunto en la cena.We shouldn't discuss that subject at dinner.
d. affair (formal)
Fue un asunto realmente despreciable.It was a truly sordid affair.
e. business
Mejor encárgate de tus propios asuntos.You'd better mind your own business.
2. (romantic relationship)
a. affair
Llevaron un asunto ardiente durante años.They carried on a torrid affair for years.
3. (motif)
a. theme
¿Cuál es el asunto principal de "Don Quijote"?What is the main theme of "Don Quixote?"
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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. (cuestión)
a. matter
2. (problema)
a. issue
necesitamos hablar de un asunto importantewe need to talk about an important matter
anda metido en un asunto turbiohe's mixed up o involved in a dodgy affair
no es asunto tuyoit's none of your business
el asunto es que…the thing is that…
¡…y asunto concluido!and that's that!
3. (politics)
asuntos exterioresforeign affairs
asuntos a trataragenda
4. (de obra, libro)
a. theme
5. (romance)
a. affair
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1 (cuestión) matter
un asunto familiar grave an urgent family matter
este es un asunto complicado
vine a discutir unos asuntos I came to discuss several matters o issues; no sé nada de ese asunto I don't know anything about it o the matter; el asunto de los impuestos divide al gobierno the government is divided on the matter o question o issue of taxes; hemos tratado el asunto de nuestro divorcio we've talked about the subject of our divorce; asuntos a tratar agenda; no te metas en mis asuntos mind your own business; ¡esto es asunto mío! that's my business o affair!; ¡asunto concluido! that's an end to the matter!; —me ha llamado el jefe a su despacho —mal asunto "the boss has called me to his office" — "doesn't look good"; ir al asunto to get down to business; el asunto es que ... the thing is (that) ...
ausente por asunto grave
asunto de honor question of honour o honor; (EEUU)
2 (Jur) case
estuvo implicado en un asunto de desfalco he was involved in a case of embezzlement
3 (Política)
el asunto Rumasa the Rumasa affair; Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores Foreign Ministry; Foreign Office; State Department; (EEUU)
asuntos exteriores foreign affairs
4 (aventura amorosa) affair
es asunto de faldas there's a woman involved in this somewhere along the line
asunto de alcoba bedroom intrigue
5 (S. Cone)
¿a asunto de qué lo hiciste? why did you do it?
6 (Caribe)
poner asunto to pay attention
7 (Literat) (tema) subject
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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