af·fair [əʼfeəʳ, Am -ʼfer] n
1) (matter) Angelegenheit f, Sache f;
that's my own \affair das ist ganz allein meine Sache;
he is an expert in South American \affairs er ist ein Südamerikakenner;
\affairs of state Staatsangelegenheiten fpl, Staatsgeschäfte ntpl;
the state of \affairs die aktuelle Lage [o Situation], der Stand der Dinge;
how's the state of \affairs? wie sieht's aus? (fam)
domestic \affairs häusliche Angelegenheiten fpl; pol innenpolitische Angelegenheiten fpl;
financial \affairs finanzielle Angelegenheiten fpl, Finanzfragen fpl;
foreign \affairs Außenpolitik f, auswärtige Angelegenheiten;
to handle an \affair mit einer Angelegenheit umgehen;
to handle sb's \affairs jds Geschäfte ntpl besorgen;
to meddle in sb's \affairs sich akk in jds Angelegenheiten einmischen
2) (event, occasion) Angelegenheit f, Sache f (fam), Geschichte f (fam)
3) (controversial situation) Affäre f;
the Dreyfus \affair die Dreyfusaffäre;
(scandal) Skandal m
4) (sexual relationship) Affäre f, Verhältnis nt;
love \affair Liebesaffäre f;
extramarital \affair außereheliches Verhältnis;
to have an \affair [with sb] [mit jdm] eine Affäre [o ein Verhältnis] haben
5) (fam: object) Ding nt (fam), Teil nt (sl)
she wore a long black velvet \affair sie trug ein langes Teil aus schwarzem Samt (sl)

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