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Inflexiones de 'materia' (n): fpl: materias

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Principal Translations
materia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (asignatura de estudio) (course of study)subject nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Literatura es mi materia favorita.
materia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (sustancia primaria)matter, substance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La materia puede estar en estado sólido, líquido o gaseoso.
 
Additional Translations
materia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (tema, asunto, cuestión) (intellectual matter)topic, area, subject nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Si quieres una opinión profesional busca a un especialista en la materia.
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Compound Forms:
antes de entrar en materia exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (frase de preámbulo)before we get down to business v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  before we get started v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Antes de entrar en materia, cuéntenme cómo les fue el fin de semana.
 Before we get down to business, tell me how it went this past weekend.
apoyo técnico en materia de technical support on the subject of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
en materia loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en lo que respecta a)in [+ adjective] matters exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con adjetivo femenino singular.
 Es alarmante el rezago del país en materia educativa.
en materia de,
en materia de algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(en el tema de)in matters of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)when it comes to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Hay grandes avances en materia de seguridad pública.
 Great strides have been made in matters of public safety.
entrar en materia loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (pasar al tema principal)get started v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  get down to business v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Bueno, ya es hora de entrar en materia.
especialista en la materia loc adj mf (buen conocedor del tema)expert on the subject nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  specialist on the topic nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
especializarse en alguna materia specialize in a topic, specialize in an area v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)specialise in a topic, specialise in an area v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
la materia prima nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). figurado (sobre lo que se trabaja)raw material nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Hicimos un gran equipo gracias la materia prima: los jugadores
 We were a great team thanks to the raw material: the players.
materia cambiaria nf + adj (derecho: letra de cambio)exchange matter nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  in relation to exchange matters adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
materia de un litigio grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (objeto del proceso)matter in dispute nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
materia gris nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (cerebro, médula espinal)grey matter nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La materia gris controla los movimientos voluntarios.
materia prima nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (material no elaborado)raw material nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La materia prima se somete a un proceso y se convierte en un producto terminado.
 Raw material is processed and turned into a finished product.
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