In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sustancia)mattermateria orgánica/viva — organic/living matter
2.1(tema, asunto)subjectlos libros están ordenados por materias — the books are arranged according to subject
- en materia jurídica es un experto — he's an expert on legal matters
- en materia de — with regard to
- es un país muy avanzado en materia de sanidad — it is a very advanced country in terms of / with regard to / as regards health care
- entrar en materia
- entró inmediatamente en materia — he went straight into the subject
2.2(material)materialaquí hay materia para hacer un estudio muy completo — there is enough material here to do an in-depth study
2.3Latin America (asignatura)subject
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