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matter

noun   /ˈmæt·ər/
a subject or situation that you need to think about or do something about asunto 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. materia
what’s the matter?
A2 used to ask about the reason for a problem ¿qué pasa? What’s the matter with your leg?
no matter how, what, when, etc.
used to say that something cannot be changed da igual cómo, qué, cuándo, etc. 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 hecho 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. para colmo To make matters worse, our car broke down!
a matter of life and/or death
a serious situation where people could die un asunto de vida o muerte Getting water to these people is a matter of life and death.
verb   /ˈmæt·ər/
A2 to be important importar We were late, but it didn’t seem to matter. It doesn’t matter to me whether he comes or not.
(Definition of matter from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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