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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 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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