Translation of asunto in English:
- 1.1 (cuestión, problema) no hemos hablado del asunto del viajeeste es un asunto muy delicadowe haven't talked about the tripwe haven't discussed the matter o question of the trip[formal]se pelearon por el asunto de la herenciathis is a very delicate matter o issuehan quedado algunos asuntos pendientesthey fell out over the inheritanceestá implicado en un asunto de drogasthere are still a few matters o questions o things to be resolvedestán hablando de asuntos de negocioshe's mixed up in something to do with drugstengo un asunto muy importante entre manosthey're talking about business mattersno es asunto tuyoI'm dealing with a very important mattermal asunto, mañana viene el director generalit's none of your businessy asunto concluido, ya te he dicho que no y asunto concluidoI don't like the look of this, the general manager's coming tomorrowsi se van a pelear por la pelota yo se la quito y asunto concluidoI've already said no and that's that o that's final o that's all there is to it1.2 [peyorativo] (relación amorosa) tuvo un asuntillo con la secretariaif you're going to fight over the ball, I'll take it away and that'll be the end of that1.3 (Cono Sur) [familiar] (razón, sentido) See examples: ¿a asunto de qué or con qué asunto se lo dijiste?he had a brief fling with his secretaryle encuentro muy poco asunto a estowhat did you go and tell him for?[familiar]why on earth did you tell him?[familiar]¿a asunto de qué me voy a ir hasta allá si no van a estar?I don't see much point in thiswhat on earth's the point of my going all the way there if they're not going to be in?[familiar]
- 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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