tener un asunto

tener un asunto
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to have an issue)
a. to have a matter
Aldo, danos un momento, por favor. Tengo un asunto que discutir con Marta.Aldo, please give us a moment. I have a matter to discuss with Marta.
b. to have business
Tengo un asunto que resolver en Madrid, así que voy a estar allá toda la semana.I have business to take care of in Madrid, so I'll be there all week.
2. (to have a fling) (River Plate)
a. to have an affair
Pepe dice serle fiel a su esposa, pero todo el mundo sabe que ha tenido un asunto con su vecina por meses.Pepe says he's faithful to his wife, but everyone knows he's been having an affair with his neighbor for months.
b. to carry on
Todo el mundo sabe que Francisco ha estado teniendo un asunto con su secretaria, y sienten que tienen que encubrirlo por el bien de sus trabajos.Everybody knows Francisco has been carrying on with his secretary, and they feel like they have to cover for him for the sake of their jobs.
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