- 1 1.1 (case) caso (m), affaire (m) the Watergate affair el caso or affaire WatergateMore example sentences1.2 (event) the wedding was a small, family affair la boda se celebró en la intimidad it was a very formal affair fue una ocasión muy ceremoniosa the last outing was a very different affair la última excursión fue muy diferente affair of honor [literario/literary] cuestión (f) de honor 1.3 (business, concern) asunto (m) changing nationality is a complicated affair el cambio de nacionalidad es un asunto complicado that's my/your affair! ¡eso es asunto mío/tuyo! what I do in my own time is my affair lo que haga con mi tiempo libre es asunto mío
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- The revolution in military affairs refers to this new form of information-based warfare.
- Martin also took a keen and active interest in political affairs and events happening around the country.
- Hitler's growing involvement in the details of economic life matched an increasing intervention in military affairs.
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- As in all matters concerning the affairs of Muslims our guide is the Qur'ân.
- She went from running errands to running his life, convincing him that she should manage his affairs and business matters.
- We all need to realise that religion should be a private affair and a matter of belief.
(affairs pl)(matters) asuntos (mpl) to put one's affairs in order poner* sus ( or mis etc) asuntos en orden a man of affairs un hombre de negocios home/internal affairs asuntos interiores/internos it's a poor state of affairs if I can't even buy myself … pues sí que están bien las cosas si ni siquiera me puedo comprar … [irónico/ironical] what's the current state of affairs in the real estate market? ¿cómo está la situación en el mercado inmobiliario?More example sentences
- You can be aggressive when you need to resolve business and financial affairs.
- You are blessed with a youthful outlook and dynamism to manage business or financial affairs successfully today.
- It had been closed some months back after the organization intervened in the business's financial affairs.
- He enjoyed a passion for collecting art and an interest in public affairs.
- Besides farming and fun, the clan's big interest was politics - they all felt an interest in public affairs was a duty.
- His interest in public affairs, especially in social questions, was keener.
- 2 (liaison) affaire (m), aventura (f) (amorosa), lío (m) [familiar/colloquial] she's having an affair tiene un amante he had an affair with her years ago tuvo un affaire or [familiar/colloquial] un lío con ella hace muchos años they're having an affair tienen relaciones, tienen un lío [familiar/colloquial]More example sentences
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- This is why extramarital affairs are so damaging.
- Swingers often point to the high rates of clandestine extra-marital affairs when discussing this issue.
- As well, different extramarital affairs demand different strategies on the part of the spouse or others.
- The restaurant is the best; an old-fashioned wood-and-leather affair with a horseshoe bar.
- The back light, a scratched grey plastic affair which had come with the bike, was less satisfying.
- His early albums were scratchy affairs, recorded using just a boombox with a cheap built-in microphone.
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