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Catalan translation of “matter”

matter

noun   /ˈmæt·ər/
a subject or situation that you need to think about or do something about
qüestió, assumpte
Could I talk to you about a personal matter? This is a matter of some importance .
[no plural] In science , matter is the physical substances that exist in the universe .
matèria
what’s the matter? A2 used to ask about the reason for a problem
què passa?
What’s the matter with your leg ?
no matter how, what, when, etc. used to say that something cannot be changed
per més que, sigui… que sigui
I never manage to lose any weight , no matter how hard I try .
as a matter of fact used to say that something is true , especially when it is surprising
de fet
As a matter of fact , I used to live near him.
to make matters worse used to say that something makes a situation more difficult , unpleasant , etc.
per a acabar-ho d’adobar
To make matters worse , our car broke down!
a matter of life and/or death a serious situation where people could die
una qüestió de vida o mort
Getting water to these people is a matter of life and death .
(Definition of matter noun from the Cambridge English-Catalan Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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