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Translation of asunto in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1.1 (cuestión, problema) no hemos hablado del asunto del viaje
    we haven't talked about the trip
    we haven't discussed the matter o question of the trip
    este es un asunto muy delicado
    this is a very delicate matter o issue
    se pelearon por el asunto de la herencia
    they fell out over the inheritance
    han quedado algunos asuntos pendientes
    there are still a few matters o questions o things to be resolved
    está implicado en un asunto de drogas
    he's mixed up in something to do with drugs
    están hablando de asuntos de negocios
    they're talking about business matters
    tengo un asunto muy importante entre manos
    I'm dealing with a very important matter
    no es asunto tuyo
    it's none of your business
    mal asunto, mañana viene el director general
    I don't like the look of this, the general manager's coming tomorrow
    y asunto concluido, ya te he dicho que no y asunto concluido
    I've already said no and that's that o that's final o that's all there is to it
    si se van a pelear por la pelota yo se la quito y asunto concluido
    if you're going to fight over the ball, I'll take it away and that'll be the end of that
    1.2 [peyorativo] (relación amorosa) tuvo un asuntillo con la secretaria
    he had a brief fling with his secretary
    1.3 (Cono Sur) [familiar] (razón, sentido) See examples: ¿a asunto de qué or con qué asunto se lo dijiste?
    what did you go and tell him for?
    why on earth did you tell him?
    le encuentro muy poco asunto a esto
    I don't see much point in this
    ¿a asunto de qué me voy a ir hasta allá si no van a estar?
    what on earth's the point of my going all the way there if they're not going to be in?


asuntos exteriores

sustantivo plural femenino
Example sentences
  • Ellos eran mi asunto pendiente, era un tema personal.
  • A esto WikiLeaks decidió no tomar cartas en el asunto.
  • El asunto es que tenemos que cambiar nuestras formas de pensar.

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