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Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Mankel, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Mankel New Member

    spain-spanish
    I would love to know which special meaning (if there is) have the expression "fact of the matter" in this sentence:

    Brett couldn't maintain his commitment to considering the interests of others were he to really believe that there is no fact of the matter about right and wrong.

    Muchas gracias
     
  2. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
    Stylistically, that is a pretty tortured sentance in English. I think the phrase, only as used here, means an absolute truth.

    "the fact of the matter" is a common expression. Generally I would translate it as,

    "la verdad...." o "de ciencia cierta"

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. aledu Senior Member

    El Paso, Texas
    USA/Español
    The fact of the matter is that I don´t understand this.
    La verdad es que no entiendo esto.

    Y qué tal ¨as a matter of fact¨.

    As a matter of fact I was there yesterday
    De hecho, ayer estuve allí.

    Saludos.
    aledu
     
  4. Mankel New Member

    spain-spanish
    Muchísimas gracias a los dos
     

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