Significado de “affair” - en el Diccionario Inglés

affair en inglés británico

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affairnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈfeər/ us /əˈfer/

affair noun [ C ] (MATTER)

B2 a situation or subject that is being dealt with or considered:

She organizes her financial affairs very efficiently.
He's always meddling in (= trying to influence) other people's affairs.
What I do in my spare time is my affair (= only involves me).

B2 a matter or situation that causes strong public feeling, usually of moral disapproval:

The arms-dealing affair has severely damaged the reputation of the government.
The president's handling of the affair has been criticized.

Más ejemplos

  • The whole affair does not reflect well on the government.
  • As a leader, he's been criticized for his inexperience in foreign affairs.
  • He put his affairs in order before he went into hospital.
  • I've never been very money-minded - I leave all my business affairs to my financial adviser.
  • The director has come in for a lot of criticism over his handling of the affair.

affair noun [ C ] (RELATIONSHIP)

B2 a sexual relationship, especially a secret one:

She's having an affair with a married man.
The book doesn't make any mention of his love affairs.
an extramarital affair

Más ejemplos

  • She discovered (that) her husband was having an affair.
  • They have been rather indiscreet about their affair.
  • It's an open secret around the office that they're having an affair.
  • Their love affair began against a backdrop of war.
  • She hired a private detective to find out if her husband was having an affair.

(Definición de affair del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

affair en inglés americano

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affairnoun [ C ]

us /əˈfeər/

affair noun [ C ] (SITUATION)

a situation or subject that is being dealt with or considered; a matter:

The meeting was addressed by an expert in South American affairs.
What I do in my spare time is my own affair (= a private matter).

affair noun [ C ] (RELATIONSHIP)

a sexual relationship, esp. a secret one

affair noun [ C ] (EVENT)

an event:

Their wedding was a pretty boring affair.

(Definición de affair del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)