asunto


asunto
m.
1 matter.
necesitamos hablar de un asunto importante we need to talk about an important matter
anda metido en un asunto turbio he's mixed up o involved in a dodgy affair
no es asunto tuyo it's none of your business
el asunto es que… the thing is that…
¡…y asunto concluido! and that's that!
asuntos exteriores (politics) foreign affairs
asuntos a tratar agenda
2 theme.
3 affair (romance).
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: asuntar.
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asunto
nombre masculino
1 (cuestión) matter, issue; (tema) subject; (de obra) theme
no quiero hablar del asunto I don't want to discuss the matter
2 (negocio) affair, business
no es asunto tuyo it's none of your business
3 (aventura) affair, love affair
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FRASEOLOGÍA
asuntos a tratar agenda sing
asuntos exteriores PLÍTICA Foreign Affairs
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noun m.
affair, business, issue, matter
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SM
1) (=cuestión) matter

un asunto familiar grave — an urgent family matter

vine a discutir unos asuntos — I came to discuss several matters o issues

no sé nada de ese asunto — I don't know anything about it o the matter

el asunto de los impuestos divide al gobierno — the government is divided on the matter o question o issue of taxes

hemos tratado el asunto de nuestro divorcio — we've talked about the subject of our divorce

asuntos a tratar — agenda

no te metas en mis asuntos — mind your own business

¡esto es asunto mío! — that's my business o affair!

¡asunto concluido! — that's an end to the matter!

-me ha llamado el jefe a su despacho -mal asunto — "the boss has called me to his office" - "doesn't look good"

ir al asunto — to get down to business

el asunto es que ... — the thing is (that) ...

asunto de honor — question of honour o (EEUU) honor

2) (Jur) case

estuvo implicado en un asunto de desfalco — he was involved in a case of embezzlement

3) (Pol)

el asunto Rumasa — the Rumasa affair

Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores — Foreign Ministry, Foreign Office, State Department (EEUU)

asuntos exteriores — foreign affairs

4) (=aventura amorosa) affair

es asunto de faldas — there's a woman involved in this somewhere along the line

asunto de alcoba — bedroom intrigue

5) Cono Sur

¿a asunto de qué lo hiciste? — why did you do it?

6) Caribe

poner asunto — to pay attention

7) (Literat) (=tema) subject
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masculino
a) (cuestión, problema) matter

un asunto muy delicado — a very delicate matter o issue

se pelearon por el asunto de la herencia — they fell out over the inheritance

está implicado en un asunto de drogas — he's mixed up in something to do with drugs

asuntos de negocios — business matters

no es asunto tuyo — it's none of your business

y asunto concluido: te he dicho que no y asunto concluido I've said no and that's that; te quedarás en casa y asunto concluido — you're staying at home and that's all there is to it

b) (pey) (relación amorosa) affair

tuvo un asuntillo con la secretaria — he had a brief fling with his secretary

c) (CS fam) (razón, sentido)

¿a asunto de qué se lo dijiste? — what did you go and tell him for? (colloq), why on earth did you tell him? (colloq)

¿a asunto de qué voy a ir? — what on earth's the point of my going? (colloq)

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= affair, issue, matter, topic, subject matter, business [businesses, -pl.], question, concern, subject line.
Nota: Aplicado al correo electrónico.
Ex. And also until Groome appeared, newcomers were a nullity as an active political force, exerting little influence in city affairs.
Ex. These issues are reviewed more thoroughly in chapter 10.
Ex. AACR2 generally recommends collocation although it is suggested that the extent of collocation and the need for uniform titles is a matter for local decisions.
Ex. A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
Ex. The librarian generally looks at the book's title, subtitle, preface, contents list, etc, in order to determine the subject matter.
Ex. I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
Ex. The question is not how much time we have, but what we do with it and how we utilize it.
Ex. Her article lays emphasis on some of the concerns that are important to the continued development of effective information policies.
Ex. Over 35% of SPAM is detected from an email's subject line.
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* abordar una mínima parte del asunto = touch + the tip of the iceberg.
* aclarar un asunto = clarify + matter.
* arreglar + Posesivo + asuntos = put + Posesivo + (own) house in order.
* asunto candente = burning issue, burning question, hot potato, hot topic, hot issue.
* asunto de actualidad = current issue.
* asunto de importancia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
* asunto delicado = sore subject, sore spot, sore point, sensitive issue, hot potato.
* asunto de trascendencia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
* asunto familiar = family affair.
* asunto insignificante = matter of no consequence.
* asunto laboral = work-related issue.
* asunto pendiente = unresolved matter.
* asunto pendiente, asunto sin resolver, cabo suelto, asignatura pendiente = unresolved matter.
* asunto personal = personal issue.
* asunto relacionado con el trabajo = work-related issue.
* asuntos = matters.
* asuntos académicos = academic affairs.
* asuntos cotidianos = everyday matters.
* asuntos de la casa, los = home affairs.
* asuntos exteriores = foreign affairs.
* asunto sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
* asunto sin resolver = unfinished business, unresolved matter.
* asuntos internacionales = global affairs, world affairs.
* asuntos internos = Minister of Internal Affairs, internal affairs.
* asunto sin trascendencia = matter of no consequence.
* asuntos pendientes = unfinished business.
* asuntos propios = personal business.
* asuntos públicos = public affairs.
* cambiando de asunto = on another topic, on another matter, on another note, on other matters.
* darle vueltas a un asunto = chew + the cud.
* delegar un asunto = delegate + matter.
* discutir del asunto con = take + the matter + up with.
* ese es el asunto = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
* hablar del asunto con = take + the matter + up with.
* juzgado de asuntos menores = magistrates' court.
* Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores = Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
* Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, el = Foreign Office, the.
* ministro de asuntos exteriores = foreign minister.
* responsable de asuntos económicos = financial officer.
* rumiar un asunto = chew + the cud.
* ser el asunto = be the point.
* ser un asunto de = be a matter for/of.
* ser un asunto difícil = be a difficult business.
* ser un asunto problemático = be at issue.
* tomar parte en el asunto = enter + the fray.
* tomar parte en en el asunto = be part of the picture.
* tomarse + Expresión Temporal + de asuntos propios = take + Expresión Temporal + off, have + Expresión Temporal + off work.
* tomarse unos días de asuntos propios = take + time off, take + time out, take + time off work.
* tratar un asunto = deal with + issue.
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masculino
a) (cuestión, problema) matter

un asunto muy delicado — a very delicate matter o issue

se pelearon por el asunto de la herencia — they fell out over the inheritance

está implicado en un asunto de drogas — he's mixed up in something to do with drugs

asuntos de negocios — business matters

no es asunto tuyo — it's none of your business

y asunto concluido: te he dicho que no y asunto concluido I've said no and that's that; te quedarás en casa y asunto concluido — you're staying at home and that's all there is to it

b) (pey) (relación amorosa) affair

tuvo un asuntillo con la secretaria — he had a brief fling with his secretary

c) (CS fam) (razón, sentido)

¿a asunto de qué se lo dijiste? — what did you go and tell him for? (colloq), why on earth did you tell him? (colloq)

¿a asunto de qué voy a ir? — what on earth's the point of my going? (colloq)

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= affair, issue, matter, topic, subject matter, business [businesses, -pl.], question, concern, subject line.
Nota: Aplicado al correo electrónico.

Ex: And also until Groome appeared, newcomers were a nullity as an active political force, exerting little influence in city affairs.

Ex: These issues are reviewed more thoroughly in chapter 10.
Ex: AACR2 generally recommends collocation although it is suggested that the extent of collocation and the need for uniform titles is a matter for local decisions.
Ex: A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
Ex: The librarian generally looks at the book's title, subtitle, preface, contents list, etc, in order to determine the subject matter.
Ex: I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
Ex: The question is not how much time we have, but what we do with it and how we utilize it.
Ex: Her article lays emphasis on some of the concerns that are important to the continued development of effective information policies.
Ex: Over 35% of SPAM is detected from an email's subject line.
* abordar una mínima parte del asunto = touch + the tip of the iceberg.
* aclarar un asunto = clarify + matter.
* arreglar + Posesivo + asuntos = put + Posesivo + (own) house in order.
* asunto candente = burning issue, burning question, hot potato, hot topic, hot issue.
* asunto de actualidad = current issue.
* asunto de importancia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
* asunto delicado = sore subject, sore spot, sore point, sensitive issue, hot potato.
* asunto de trascendencia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
* asunto familiar = family affair.
* asunto insignificante = matter of no consequence.
* asunto laboral = work-related issue.
* asunto pendiente = unresolved matter.
* asunto pendiente, asunto sin resolver, cabo suelto, asignatura pendiente = unresolved matter.
* asunto personal = personal issue.
* asunto relacionado con el trabajo = work-related issue.
* asuntos = matters.
* asuntos académicos = academic affairs.
* asuntos cotidianos = everyday matters.
* asuntos de la casa, los = home affairs.
* asuntos exteriores = foreign affairs.
* asunto sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
* asunto sin resolver = unfinished business, unresolved matter.
* asuntos internacionales = global affairs, world affairs.
* asuntos internos = Minister of Internal Affairs, internal affairs.
* asunto sin trascendencia = matter of no consequence.
* asuntos pendientes = unfinished business.
* asuntos propios = personal business.
* asuntos públicos = public affairs.
* cambiando de asunto = on another topic, on another matter, on another note, on other matters.
* darle vueltas a un asunto = chew + the cud.
* delegar un asunto = delegate + matter.
* discutir del asunto con = take + the matter + up with.
* ese es el asunto = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
* hablar del asunto con = take + the matter + up with.
* juzgado de asuntos menores = magistrates' court.
* Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores = Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
* Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, el = Foreign Office, the.
* ministro de asuntos exteriores = foreign minister.
* responsable de asuntos económicos = financial officer.
* rumiar un asunto = chew + the cud.
* ser el asunto = be the point.
* ser un asunto de = be a matter for/of.
* ser un asunto difícil = be a difficult business.
* ser un asunto problemático = be at issue.
* tomar parte en el asunto = enter + the fray.
* tomar parte en en el asunto = be part of the picture.
* tomarse + Expresión Temporal + de asuntos propios = take + Expresión Temporal + off, have + Expresión Temporal + off work.
* tomarse unos días de asuntos propios = take + time off, take + time out, take + time off work.
* tratar un asunto = deal with + issue.

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asunto
masculine
1 (cuestión, problema) matter
no hemos hablado del asunto del viaje we haven't talked about the trip, we haven't discussed the matter o question of the trip (frml)
éste es un asunto muy delicado this is a very delicate matter o issue
se pelearon por el asunto de la herencia they fell out over the inheritance
han quedado algunos asuntos pendientes there are still a few matters o questions o things to be resolved
está implicado en un asunto de drogas he's mixed up in something to do with drugs
están hablando de asuntos de negocios they're talking about business matters
tengo un asunto muy importante entre manos I'm dealing with a very important matter
no es asunto tuyo it's none of your business
mal asunto, mañana viene el director general I don't like the look of this, the general manager's coming tomorrow
y asunto concluido: ya te he dicho que no y asunto concluido I've already said no and that's that o that's final o that's all there is to it
si se van a pelear por la pelota yo se la quito y asunto concluido if you're going to fight over the ball, I'll take it away and that'll be the end of that
2 (pey) (relación amorosa) affair
tuvo un asuntillo con la secretaria he had a brief fling with his secretary
3
(CS fam) (razón, sentido): ¿a asunto de qué or con qué asunto se lo dijiste? what did you go and tell him for? (colloq), why on earth did you tell him? (colloq)
le encuentro muy poco asunto a esto I don't see much point in this
¿a asunto de qué me voy a ir hasta allá si no van a estar? what on earth's the point of my going all the way there if they're not going to be in? (colloq)
Compuesto:
asuntos exteriores
fpl (esp Esp) foreign affairs
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asunto sustantivo masculino
a) (cuestión, problema) matter;

asuntos de negocios business matters;

asuntos exteriores (Esp) foreign affairs;
un asunto muy delicado a very delicate matter o issue;
está implicado en un asunto de drogas he's mixed up in something to do with drugs;
no es asunto mío/tuyo it's none of my/your business
b) (pey) (relación amorosa) affair

asunto sustantivo masculino
1 subject: no es asunto tuyo, it's none of your business 2 Asuntos Exteriores, Foreign Affairs
♦ Locuciones: tomar cartas en el asunto, to intervene
'asunto' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
airear
- aspecto
- avispero
- bagatela
- calada
- calado
- carpetazo
- carta
- clara
- claro
- cogollo
- comparecencia
- competencia
- cosa
- cuestión
- de
- defraudar
- delicada
- delicado
- desconocimiento
- despachar
- destapar
- desviarse
- directamente
- dispar
- dominar
- eje
- encasquetar
- enfocar
- enfoque
- engorrosa
- engorroso
- enjuiciar
- enredar
- enredarse
- enredo
- entidad
- enturbiar
- escarbar
- espantosa
- espantoso
- espina
- estancar
- estancarse
- eurócrata
- extrema
- extremo
- fleco
- fondo
- formarse
English:
about
- affair
- approach
- bring up
- broach
- burning
- business
- circle
- cloud
- concern
- conduct
- crux
- deal with
- decide
- delve
- dispose of
- dispute
- drop
- expedite
- flip side
- grey area
- ground
- heart
- incumbent
- intervention
- involved
- item
- keep to
- light
- look into
- luck
- matter
- messy
- mishandle
- open
- personal
- question
- raise
- rest
- risky
- sensitive
- separate
- show
- sidestep
- slug out
- sore
- stake
- step in
- stick to
- switch
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asunto nm
1. [tema] matter;
[problema] issue;
necesitamos hablar de un asunto importante we need to talk about an important matter;
quieren llegar al fondo del asunto they want to get to the bottom of the matter;
anda metido en un asunto turbio he's mixed up o involved in a dubious o Br dodgy affair;
no quiero hablar del asunto ese del divorcio I don't want to talk about that divorce business;
no es asunto tuyo it's none of your business;
¡métete en tus asuntos! mind your own business!;
el asunto es que… the thing is that…;
te han llamado de Hacienda – mal asunto you've had a call from the tax man – that doesn't sound very good!;
¡y asunto concluido o [m5]arreglado! and that's that!
Comp
asuntos de Estado affairs of state;
asuntos exteriores foreign affairs;
asunto pendiente: [m5]tenemos un asunto pendiente que tratar we have some unfinished business to attend to;
asuntos pendientes [en orden del día] matters pending;
asuntos a tratar agenda
2. [de obra, libro] theme
3. [romance] affair;
tener un asunto con alguien to have an affair with sb
4. Col, Ven
poner el asunto to watch one's step
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asunto
m
1 matter;
mal asunto that’s bad (news);
no es asunto tuyo it’s none of your business
2 fam (relación) affair
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asunto nm
1) cuestión, tema: affair, matter, subject
2) asuntos nmpl
: affairs, business
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asunto n
1. (cuestión) matter / issue
un asunto de carácter internacional an international matter
2. (negocio) affair
no quiero que nadie se meta en mis asuntos I don't want anybody interfering in my affairs
no es asunto tuyo it's none of your business

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