Translation of "matter" - English-Turkish dictionary


noun uk /ˈmætər/ us

B2 a subject or situation that you need to think about, discuss, or deal with

konu, mesele, sorun
I've been thinking about this matter for a long time.
He denied any knowledge of the matter.
To make matters worse, our car broke down!

the physical substances that exist in the universe

(fen) madde

a particular type of substance or thing

madde, cisim
vegetable matter
printed matter
what's the matter

A2 used to ask or talk about the reason for a problem

Neyin var?', 'Sorun nedir?', 'Ne oluyor?', 'Ne oldu?'
What's the matter with your leg?
there's something/nothing the matter

A2 used to say that there is/is not a problem

Bir sorun var/yok!', 'Bir aksilik/problem var/yok!'
There's something the matter with the washing machine.
a matter of days/weeks/feet, etc

used in expressions describing how small a period of time or an amount is

bir kaç gün/hafta/ayak gibi kısa bir süre/mesafeyi vurgulamada kullanılır
The aircraft missed each other by a matter of feet.
a matter of confidence/luck/waiting, etc

If something is a matter of confidence/luck/waiting, etc, that is what you need for it to happen.

güven/şans/zaman meselesi
Learning languages is just a matter of hard work.
no matter how/what/when, etc

B2 used to emphasize that something cannot be changed

ne olursa olsun; kesinlikle; yüzde yüz; ...(nasıl/ne/ne zaman) olursa olsun
I never manage to lose any weight, no matter how hard I try.
as a matter of fact

B2 used to emphasize that something is true, especially when it is surprising

aslında, esasında, doğruyu söylemek gerekirse, doğrusu, işin doğrusu/esası/özü
As a matter of fact, I used to live next door to him.
a matter of course

If something happens as a matter of course, it always happens as part of the normal process or system.

işin esasına uygun olarak, usulen, olağan, normal olarak
Babies were tested for the disease as a matter of course.
a matter of life and/or death

a serious situation where people could die

ölüm kalım meselesi
Getting water to these people is a matter of life and death.
it's only a matter of time

If you say that it is only a matter of time before something happens, you are sure it will happen but you do not know when.

sadece biraz zaman meselesi; an meselesi; zaman her şeyi gösterecek

(Translation of “matter noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)