Translation of issue in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈɪʃuː; ˈɪʃjuː; ɪsjuː/


  • 1 countable/numerable (subject discussed) tema (masculine), cuestión (feminine), asunto (masculine) she was trying to evade the issue estaba tratando de escaparse por la tangente, estaba tratando de eludir or soslayar el problema to face the issue enfrentarse al or afrontar el problema let's not cloud o confuse o fog the issue no nos vayamos por la tangente, no desviemos la atención del verdadero problema we are campaigning on the issues nuestra campaña se centra en los problemas que hay que resolver at issue the matter at issue is … de lo que se trata es de … his probity is/is not at issue su probidad está/no está en tela de juicio they had been at issue over the matter for months llevaban meses discutiendo el asunto to join issue with sb enfrentarse con algn to make an issue of sth she has made a feminist issue of it lo ha convertido en una cuestión feminista I don't want to make an issue of it but … no quiero insistir demasiado sobre el tema pero …, no quiero exagerar la importancia del asunto pero … to take issue with sb/sth discrepar or disentir* de or con algn/en or de algo I feel I must take issue with you on that point creo que debo discrepar de or con usted en ese punto [formal]
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    • No amount of appeals to the government for education reforms will resolve the fundamental issues at stake.
    • Deploying isolated tactical security products will not solve the complex security issues facing tomorrow's Internet community.
    • Resolving the abduction issue is an urgent matter.
  • 2 countable/numerable (problem) problema (masculine) to have an issue issue with sth tener problemas con algo
  • 3 3.1 uncountable/no numerable (of documents) expedición (feminine); (of library books) préstamo (masculine); (of tickets) venta (feminine), expedición (feminine); (of supplies) reparto (masculine) the date/place/office of issue la fecha/el lugar/la oficina de expedición his trousers were regulation issue sus pantalones eran los reglamentarios 3.2 u and c (of stamps, shares, bank notes) emisión (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) issue price tipo (masculine) de emisión
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    • However, plans for the unit sales and bond issue remain at an early stage, he added.
    • The officials hoped that this would pave the way for issue of licence by the end of the month.
    • The two most important clauses for the purposes of the preliminary issue were clauses 4 and 13.
    3.3 countable/numerable (of newspaper, magazine) número (masculine) July issue now on sale el número de julio ahora a la venta
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    • The findings are being published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
    • The research appears in this week's issue of the Journal of Biochemistry.
    • In next month's issue of Vogue magazine Parker claims that she may move to Ireland permanently with her husband.
  • 4 4.1 u and c (emergence) [formal] flujo (masculine) a copious issue of water/blood/pus un copioso flujo de agua/sangre/pus 4.2 (outcome, result) (no plural/sin plural) desenlace (masculine) the issue is still in doubt el desenlace es aún dudoso to force the issue presionar ([ para que se tome una decisión ]) I'm sorry to force the issue, but I must have an answer today siento tener que presionar, pero necesito la respuesta para hoy
  • 5 (progeny) [formal] (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) descendencia (feminine) he died without issue murió sin descendencia
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    • The successful issue of the great battle increased business and made the general attitude still firmer.
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    • Their eldest son, another Tyringham Backwell, had died without male issue in 1748.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (give out) [statement/report] hacer* público; [instructions] dar*; [tickets/visas] expedir*; [library books] prestar; [bank notes/currency/stamps/shares] emitir; [writ/summons] dictar, expedir*to issue sth to sbto issue sb with sth the teacher issued library cards to the pupils el profesor distribuyó tarjetas de lector entre los alumnos we can issue you with the necessary documents le podemos proporcionar or suministrar los documentos necesarios 1.2
    (issuing present participle/participio presente)
    [house/bank] emisor

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (result) to issue from sth derivar(se) or surgir* de algo [formal]

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