Translation of "affair" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (MATTER) 事情 uk us /əˈfeər/ US  /-ˈfer/

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

She organizes her financial affairs very efficiently. 她把自己的财务处理得井井有条、又快又好。
He's always meddling in (= trying to influence) other people's affairs. 他总想插手别人的事情。
What I do in my spare time is my affair (= only involves me). 我在业余时间做什么,这是我自己的事。

a matter or situation which causes strong public feeling, usually of moral disapproval

The arms-dealing affair has severely damaged the reputation of the government. 武器交易事件严重损害了政府的声誉。
The President's handling of the affair has been criticised. 总统对这一事件的处理遭到了抨击。

(Translation of “affair noun (MATTER)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)