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English - Turkish
{i} ilişki

Dış ilişkiler hakkında çok şey bilir. - He knows a lot about foreign affairs.

Korku değil, umut insan ilişkilerinde yaratıcı ilkedir. - Hope, not fear, is the creative principle in human affairs.


Çok ihtiraslı bir aşk macerasıydı. - It was a very passionate love affair.

İşlerine karışmaya niyetim yok. - I have no intention of meddling in your affairs.

Öldüğün zaman, senin işlerine ben bakacağım. - I'll look after your affairs when you are dead.


Ben mesele ile ilgili değilim. - I am not concerned with the affair.

Onun mesele ile ilgisi olmadığını anlıyor musun? - Do you think she has nothing to do with the affair?

{i} olay

Olaydan duyduğu üzüntüyü ifade etti. - He expressed regret over the affair.

Onlar olayı araştıracak. - They are going to investigate the affair.

{i} k.dili. şey (makine/eşya)
{i} gönül macerası
{i} k.dili. olay, skandal
{i} konu

Olay hakkında konuşmak istemiyor musun? - Don't you want to talk about the affair?

Bir ankete göre, insanların beşte üçü uluslararası konulara ilgisiz. - According to a survey, three in five people today are indifferent to foreign affairs.

{i} şey

Dış ilişkiler hakkında çok şey bilir. - He knows a lot about foreign affairs.

aşk ilişkisi

Yeni bir sorun polis yönetimini tahrik ediyor. - A new affair is agitating the police administration.

Japon Diş Hekimleri Birliği sorunu Japon Diş Hekimleri Birliğinden LDP ye ait olan Diyet üyelerine yapılan gizli bağışlarla ilgili bir olaydır. - The Japanese Dentists Association affair is an incident concerning secret donations from the Japanese Dentists Association to Diet members belonging to the LDP.

ince iş
affair of
affair of honor
namus meselesi
affair of honor
şeref meselesi
affair of honor
(isim)mus meselesi, şeref meselesi
love affair
aşk meşk
love affair
financial affair
mali durum
gala affair
şenlik işi
love affair
aşk macerası

Çok ihtiraslı bir aşk macerasıydı. - It was a very passionate love affair.

Iove affair
aşk macerası
an affair
bir ilişki
argue about an affair
Yaklaşık bir ilişki iddia
domestic affair
iç mesele
extramarital affair
evlilik dışı ilişki
have an affair
(deyim) Genellikle evliyken bir başkasıyla ilişkisi olmak
having an affair
bir ilişkiniz
internal affair
iç mesele
international affair
uluslararası ilişki
private affair
özel mesele
regulatory affair
düzenleyici ilişki
romance, love affair
romantizm, aşk ilişkisi
secret affair
gizli ilişki
gizli ilişki
{i} ilişki
{i} aşk ilişkisi
{i} işler

Onun işlerine karışmayın. - Don't meddle in his affairs.

Biz resmî ve özel işler arasına çizgi çizmeliyiz. - We should draw the line between public and private affairs.

(isim) işler
an affair of honor
namus veya şeref meselesi
commercial affair
ticari iş
have an affair with
evlilik dışı ilişki kurmak
have an affair with
(kendisiyle evli olmayan biriyle) bir aşk ilişkisinde bulunmak
hole and corner affair
(deyim) gizli kapakli isler
love affair
gönül macerası
love affair
aşk ilişkisi

O tek-taraflı bir aşk ilişkisiydi. - It was a one-sided love affair.

Sami'nin online bir aşk ilişkisi vardı. - Sami had a love affair online.

make an affair of smth
mesele yapmak
private affair
(Ticaret) özel iş
wanderful affair
harika bir şey
English - English
A material object (vaguely designated)

He used a hook-shaped affair with a long handle to unlock the car.

That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; — often in the plural

a difficult affair to manage.

An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de cœur.)
An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle
Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely

an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.

You can refer to an important or interesting event or situation as `the affair'. the damage caused to the CIA and FBI in the aftermath of the Watergate affair
{i} amour, lovers' affair; matter; incident; deal, concern
If an event or a series of events has been mentioned and you want to talk about it again, you can refer to it as the affair. The government has mishandled the whole affair The affair began when customs officials inspected a convoy of 60 tankers = business, matter
{n} a business, matter, concern, intrigue
a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
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That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; often in the plural
Action; endeavor
That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; - often in the plural
a duel; an affair of love, i
You can describe the main quality of an event by saying that it is a particular kind of affair. Michael said that his planned 10-day visit would be a purely private affair
an intrigue
Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i
An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de coeur.)
You can describe an object as a particular kind of affair when you want to draw attention to a particular feature, or indicate that it is unusual. All their beds were distinctive; Mac's was an iron affair with brass knobs
a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
If two people who are not married to each other have an affair, they have a sexual relationship. She was having an affair with someone at work. see also love affair
If you say that a decision or situation is someone's affair, you mean that it is their responsibility, and other people should not interfere. If you wish to make a fool of yourself, that is your affair = business. Affair of the Diamond Necklace Brownsville Affair Citizen Genêt Affair Don Pacifico Affair Iran Contra Affair Stavisky affair Trent Affair U 2 Affair XYZ Affair
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
You can use affairs to refer to all the important facts or activities that are connected with a particular subject. He does not want to interfere in the internal affairs of another country see also current affairs, state of affairs
"At the head of affairs
Your affairs are all the matters connected with your life which you consider to be private and normally deal with yourself. The unexpectedness of my father's death meant that his affairs were not entirely in order
Affair of the Diamond Necklace
(1785) Scandal at the court of Louis XVI that discredited the French monarchy on the eve of the French Revolution. An adventuress, the countess de la Motte, schemed to acquire a valuable diamond necklace by duping cardinal de Rohan into believing that Queen Marie-Antoinette wanted to obtain it surreptitiously and that he could gain her favour by facilitating its purchase. When the plot came to light, Louis XVI had the cardinal arrested. Though acquitted, the arbitrary treatment of the cardinal deepened impressions of the autocratic nature of the king's government
Affair of the Diamond Necklace
The Queen's Necklace, puzzling scandalous incident that took place just before the French Revolution at the court of Louis XVI of France and involved the queen Marie Antoinette who was implicated in a crime by public opinion
affair of honor
dispute to be resolved by a duel, duel itself
affair of the heart
matter of love
love affair
An affair; an adulterous relationship. Used colloquially to distinguish which type of affair, leaving less room for doubt
{i} matters and transactions having professional or public interest; personal business or concern
{n} business in general, state of property
have an affair
(deyim) Have a sexual relationship with someone, either before marriage or outside of one's marriage

Tow and Jane had a long and complex affair but they never got married.

Belgrano Affair
a political argument that followed the British government's order to sink a ship called the General Belgrano, belonging to Argentina's navy, during the Falklands War. The ship was sailing away from the Falkland Islands, not towards them, at the time when it was sunk, and some people criticized the British government's action
Brownsville Affair
Racial incident in 1906 in Brownsville, Texas, involving white citizens of Brownsville and African American soldiers stationed at nearby Fort Brown. On the evening of August 13-14, rifle shots on a street in Brownsville killed one white man and wounded another. The mayor and other whites accused African American soldiers of the crime. Though their white officers stated that the soldiers were in their barracks, investigators accepted the mayor's version, and Pres. Theodore Roosevelt ordered dishonourable discharges for 167 African American soldiers for their alleged conspiracy of silence. In 1972 a congressional investigation cleared the soldiers of guilt
Caroline Affair
(1837-1842) incident in which U.S. citizens shipped supplies to Canadian rebels and Canadian loyalists destroyed the American vessel "Caroline" (resulted in tension between the USA and Britain)
Citizen Genêt Affair
Incident precipitated by the French diplomat Citizen Edmond C. Genêt (1763-1834), who was sent to the U.S. in 1793 by the French government to gain support for France's war with Britain and Spain. In South Carolina Genêt organized privateers to prey on British commerce and expeditions to attack Spanish and British territories. Pres. George Washington considered Genêt's activities a violation of U.S. neutrality and demanded his recall. Facing possible death at the hands of the new regime in France, he was allowed to remain in the U.S
Don Pacifico Affair
(1850) Conflict between Britain and Greece that originated when the home of David Pacifico (known as Don Pacifico), a British subject living in Athens, was burned down in an anti-Semitic riot. In support of his demand for compensation, Viscount Palmerston sent a naval squadron to blockade the Greek coast. Palmerston's policy drew protests from France and Russia as well as Britain's House of Lords, but he won the support of the Commons after arguing that Britain should protect its subjects from injustice wherever they might live
Dreyfus affair
(1894-1906) controversy surrounding the accusation of French Jewish naval officer Alfred Dreyfus of treason (he was found guilty and later pardoned)
Iran-Contra Affair
U.S. political scandal. In 1985 Robert McFarlane, head of the National Security Council (NSC), authorized sales of weapons to Iran in an attempt to secure the release of U.S. hostages held in Lebanon by pro-Iranian terrorist groups. The deal contravened stated policy regarding both dealings with terrorists and military aid to Iran. At the instigation of Oliver North, a NSC staff member, and with the approval of John M. Poindexter, part of the $48 million paid by Iran for the arms was diverted to the Nicaraguan contras, in direct violation of a 1984 law banning such assistance. A Senate investigation resulted in the conviction of North and Poindexter on charges of obstructing justice and related offenses, though their convictions were later overturned on the ground that testimony given at their trials had been influenced by information they had supplied to Congress under a limited grant of immunity. Pres. Ronald Reagan accepted responsibility for the arms-for-hostages deal but denied any knowledge of the diversion
Lilhammer Affair
case about the accidental murder of a Norwegian waiter by the Mossad
Nafso Affair
case in which Circassian officer Nasu was sentenced to 18 years in prison although he was innocent (due to a distortion of the law by the Israeli Secret Service - 1980)
Pollard Affair
case which developed around the jailing of Jonathan Pollard in the USA in 1985 (Pollard was arrested in 1985 and convicted of spying for Israel and sentenced to life in prison in 1987)
Sabra and Shatilla Affair
case concerning the mass slaughter carried out by Falanges in the refugee camps in Lebanon without intervention by Israel in 1982
Stavisky affair
(1934) French financial and political scandal. When bonds sold to working-class citizens by a credit organization run by the Russian-born swindler Serge A. Stavisky (1886-1934) were found to be worthless, Stavisky fled to Chamonix and allegedly committed suicide. Members of the right believed he had been murdered to cover up complicity with corrupt government officials. Demonstrations against the government by antirepublican groups, including the Action Française and the Croix de Feu, culminated in a riot on Feb. 6, 1934, which killed 15 people. Two successive prime ministers were forced to resign; a centrist coalition was eventually formed to restore confidence
Trent Affair
(1861) Incident in the American Civil War involving freedom of the seas. On Nov. 8, 1861, the Union frigate San Jacinto stopped the neutral British steamer Trent to seize Confederate commissioners John Slidell and James Murray Mason, who were en route to England and France to seek support for the Confederacy. Protests in Britain denounced the action and called for war. On December 26, William Seward admitted the Union's error in not bringing the ship into a U.S. port for adjudication, and the two men were soon released
U-2 Affair
(1960) Confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. On May 1, 1960, the Soviet Union shot down a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane and called the flight an "aggressive act." The U.S. denied Soviet claims that the pilot, F. Gary Powers, had stated that his mission was to collect Soviet intelligence data. Nikita Khrushchev declared that the Soviet Union would not take part in a scheduled summit conference with the U.S., Britain, and France unless the U.S. immediately stopped flights over Soviet territory, apologized, and punished those responsible. Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower agreed only to the first stipulation, and the conference was adjourned. Powers was tried in the Soviet Union and sentenced to 10 years in prison; in 1962 he was exchanged for the Soviet spy Rudolf Abel
Whitewater Affair
investigation of President Clinton and his wife Hillary's real estate dealings in which they were accused of wrongdoing
XYZ Affair
(1797-98) Diplomatic incident between the U.S. and France. Pres. John Adams sent special envoys Elbridge Gerry and John Marshall to France to help Charles C. Pinckney negotiate an agreement to protect U.S. shipping from French privateers. Before the three could meet with Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, they were approached by three of his agents called X, Y, and Z in diplomatic correspondence to Adams who suggested a bribe of $250,000 to Talleyrand and a loan of $10 million to France as preconditions for negotiations. Adams rejected the French demands and reported the mission had failed. When he was forced to reveal the correspondence, public outrage was followed by calls for war with France. The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed to restrict potential French sympathizers. The Convention of 1800 ended a period of undeclared naval warfare between the U.S. and France
Yadlin affair
political extortion scandal which centered around Asher Yadlin who led the General Histadrut labor union
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
{i} love affair; matter; business
plural of affaire
plural of affair
transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state
matters of personal concern; "get his affairs in order"
transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state"
clandestine affair
secret love affair; secret matter, covert operation
espionage affair
incident involving spying
had an affair
was involved in a love affair
had an affair with
messed around with, was involved in a love affair with
have an affair with someone
be involved in a love affair with someone, mess around with someone, have a lover's affair with someone
his private affair
his business and no one else's, personal matter that is not the concern of others
internal affair
event or activity which occurs within a body (or country, organization, etc.)
it is my affair
it is my concern, it is my business
love affair
affair of the heart, two people in love
love affair
a relationship between two lovers
love affair
If you refer to someone's love affair with something, you mean that they like it a lot and are very enthusiastic about it. the American love affair with firearms
love affair
A love affair is a romantic and usually sexual relationship between two people who love each other but who are not married or living together. a stressful love affair with a married man. = relationship
rum affair
strange deal, odd affair
secret affair
secret love story, romance that people are unaware of
that's my affair
that's my private matter, that's none of your business
the Lavon Affair
exposure of a Jewish terrorist network in Egypt