Translation of matter in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (substance) (Philos, Physics)Example sentences1.2 (Medicine) (discharge)
- In general, the distinction between matter and antimatter is somewhat arbitrary.
- Einstein described what we call gravity as curves in space and time, created by matter and energy.
- As a result, the energy exchange between matter and radiation becomes less efficient.
also: subject matterform and matter1.4 (written, printed material) See examples: printed matterforma y contenidoreading matterimpresos (masculine plural)1.5 (Printing) (composed type)material (masculine) de lecturagaleradas (feminine plural)(material to be composed)
- Students of a nearby school found poisonous organic matter in water samples they studied.
- It can be discounted here because of the absence of clay minerals and organic matter in freshly erupted ash.
- If your soil is high in clay or sand, add organic matter to break up clay particles for better drainage.
- 2 2.1 (question, affair) let's say no more about the mattera matter of great importance/of national interestno digamos nada más sobre el asunto or la cuestiónlet's try and keep to the matter in handun asunto or un tema de gran importancia/de interés nacionalthat's another o a different mattertratemos de ceñirnos al asunto or al tema que estamos tratandothis is a matter for the policeeso es otra cosaeso es diferenteit's a matter for her to decideesto requiere la intervención de la policíathat's a matter of tastees ella quien tiene que decidirit's only a matter of timeeso es cuestión de gustosthat's a matter of opinionsolo es cuestión de tiempoit's just a matter of getting on a planeeso es discutibleI won't eat there as a matter of principle as a matter of interest, what does he do for a living?no hay más que tomarse un aviónes cuestión de tomarse un avión, nada máswe always keep a copy as a matter of coursepor pura curiosidad ¿en qué trabaja?there's the little matter of the two million they owe [ironic]tenemos por norma conservar una copiait's no laughing matterestá el pequeño detalle de los dos millones que deben [irónico]2.2no es (como) para reírsealso: matters pluralas matters standto make matters worsetal y como están las cosasI can't see how that will help matterspara colmo (de males)matters arising 2.3 (approximate amount) See examples:a matteryo no veo que eso vaya a ayudar
ofsomethingit was all over in a matter of secondscuestión (feminine) or cosa (feminine) dealgo2.4 (in phrases) as a matter of factas a matter of fact, I've never been to Spaintodo acabó en cuestión or cosa de segundosI think I will have a cup of coffee, as a matter of factla verdad es que or en realidad nunca he estado en Españaas a matter of fact, we were just leavingpensándolo bien, me voy a tomar un caféfor that matter I wouldn't tell you; or anyone else, for that matterjusto nos íbamosyou can have it with rice or pasta; or both, for that matterno te lo diría; ni a ti ni a nadie, en realidadno matter (as interjection)lo puedes comer con arroz o con pasta; o con las dos cosas, si quieres(as conjunction) no matter how hard I try, you're never satisfiedno importano matter what your opinion of him may be, you have to admit that …por mucho que me esfuerce, nunca estás satisfechoI want you back by 9 o'clock, no matter whatindependientemente del concepto que puedas tener de él, tienes que reconocer que …it'll look terrible, no matter where you put itquiero que estés de vuelta a las nueve, pase lo que paseno matter how cheap/large/tall it isva a quedar horrible, lo pongas donde lo pongaspor barato/grande/alto que seaExample sentences
- A brief consideration of the matter shows that it is a serious situation.
- A Scottish Executive spokesman said matters arising from the inquiry were a matter for the Crown Office.
- All the above noted issues are matters for discussion and consideration.
- His defence of spin is not unreasonable: of course politicians do what they can to present matters in the light that reflects best on them.
- It has to be said that this was a very poor affair and to make matters even worse from a Johnville point of view, they lost the game.
- To make matters worse, our affair had been common knowledge amongst most members of her family.
- 3 (problem, trouble) See examples: what's the matter?what's the matter/what was the matter with you?¿qué pasa?what's the matter with Jane/the typewriter?¿qué te pasa/pasaba?is anything the matter with Alice?¿qué le pasa a Jane/a la máquina de escribir?something's the matter o there's something the matter with her¿le pasa algo a Alice?what's the matter with it? why won't you eat it?algo le pasa¿qué tiene (de malo) que no lo quieres comer?
- it doesn't matterthey win the games that matterno importada igualdoes it matter how old I am?ganan los partidos realmente importantes or que realmente importanwhat matters most is that we stick together¿qué importancia tiene mi edad?to matterlo más importante es que nos mantengamos unidos
tosomebodymoney is the only thing that matters to her/themgetting this job matters a lot to meel dinero es lo único que le/les importanothing matters to me any moreconseguir este trabajo significa mucho para míya nada me importaExample sentences
- Material things are not important and don't matter to us anymore.
- I don't think it mattered to him and I suspect it didn't matter to most of the audience.
- Things that used to matter to her before didn't matter now that she had this.
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