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Spanish translation of “matter”

matter

noun /ˈmӕtə/
solids , liquids and/or gases in any form , from which everything physical is made
materia , sustancia
The entire universe is made up of different kinds of matter.
a subject or topic (of discussion etc)
asunto , cuestión
a private matter money matters .
pus
pus
The wound was infected and full of matter.
matter-of-fact adjective keeping to the actual facts ; not fanciful , emotional or imaginative
práctico , realista
a matter-of-fact statement / opinion / attitude The account is written in a calm matter-of-fact style .
be the matter (often with with) to be the/a trouble , difficulty or thing that is wrong
ser el problema
Is anything the matter? What’s the matter with you?
a matter of course noun something that one expects to happen , be done etc
por costumbre
You don’t have to ask her – she’ll do it as a matter of course .
a matter of opinion noun something about which different people have different opinions or views
cuestión de opinión
Whether she’s clever or not is a matter of opinion .
no matter it is not important
no importa
’He’s not here.’ ’No matter, I’ll see him later .’
no matter who/what/where etc whoever, whatever, wherever etc
pase lo que pase , sea lo que sea
No matter what happens , I’ll go.
(Definition of matter from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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