Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Matter"

The meaning of "Matter" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "the matter took a bad turn" and "take a turn for the worse" mean?
A: They both tend to mean that the situation became worst. For an example, if you were baking bread in the oven, but the bread blew up and got destroyed, you can say the situation "took a bad turn".
Q: What does No matter what I have to resort to mean?
A: It means that no matter what, the person will take any action to fulfil his wish. "resort" - taking action under certain situations.
Q: What does "as a matter of right" in 603 mean?
A: He doesn't meet the normal qualifications to get a full license, so he needs a hearing from the committee to get special permission.
Q: What does What matter to you about how your food is prepared? mean?
A: Context? Well, where did you hear this sentence?

I can imagine.... at a restaurant.... two people at the table, the waiter standing to take their order. Imagine that person 1 usually eats anything.

Person 1: I would like fried rice, but only egg and vegetables, no meat. And please don't cook it in a pan that is used sometimes for meat.
Person 2: That's pretty strict. What does it matter to you how your food is prepared?
Person 1: I'm trying to change my eating habits. I've become vegan.

Because person 1 usually eats anything, person 2 is a little surprised in this situation at the strict order (don't use a pan in which meat is cooked).
Q: What does it was not a matter of if mean?
A: I see now...

Example sentences using "Matter"

Q: Please show me example sentences with no matter how.
A: No matter how much you complain about the rain, the weather will not change.

No matter how long the test is, I know I will do a good job.

No matter how you look at the picture, it still looks like a duck.

No matter what you say to him, he's not going to change.
Q: Please show me example sentences with It doesn’t matter .
A: どういたしまして is this right I've been studing Japanese, so I hope it is 😊
Q: Please show me example sentences with for that matter.
A: Boss: We have a a situation. We are missing $50.
Employee: For that matter, I saw Michelle taking money out of the register.

Student: Teacher, what about the bake sale to raise money?
Teacher: For that matter, Michelle is handling that fundraiser. She has all the information.

Student: We have a test tomorrow? What is it about?
Student: For that matter, I can't say...
--

It is used to refer to a situation or event but I don't think I hear it to often. The only times I remember hearing it is when a superior and inferior speak. Equal people don't really use that phrase with one another too often. The last example between two students sounds kind of awkward...
Q: Please show me example sentences with no matter how.
A: No matter how long I sleep I am always tired. :
No matter how things turn out we will keep trying. :
No matter how difficult I will keep trying. :
No matter how much I practice Japanese it is still difficult. :
📚💜😁✅🇯🇵👍
Q: Please show me example sentences with matter .
A: It doesn't matter.

What's the matter?

What he said shouldn't matter.

It matters to me.

Synonyms of "Matter" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between What's the matter? and What's wrong? and What's wrong with you? ?
A: In this context, the first two ("What's the matter?" and "What's wrong?") are definitely appropriate and interchangeable. "What's wrong with you?" sounds kind of rude, and is often used to say that someone is crazy, or something of the sort.
Q: What is the difference between I want to know about the matter. and I want to know as regards the matter. ?
A: They have the same meaning. I would say "about" is used if you're in authority or you're angry.

I want to know about the matter. A teacher may ask the students if a fight occurred.

"In regards to the matter/regarding the matter" is more of a enquiry question where it's formal and you want to be polite.
For example if you want to enquire about a scholarship you would say. "With regards to the scholarship matter, I would like to.."
Q: What is the difference between as a matter of fact and Actually ?
A: They're almost exactly the same, but they go in different places in the sentence. "As a matter of fact" is usually first (or last) in the sentence, but "actually" can go at the beginning or after the subject:

As a matter of fact, I did read the book.
I did read the book, as a matter of fact.
Actually, I did read the book.
I actually did read the book.
Q: What is the difference between What's the matter with you? and What's wrong with you? ?
A: If someone was crying you would ask, "What's wrong?" or "What's the matter?" You would not include the "with you" because this would imply that the person them-self is the actual problem instead of an external situation being the cause of upset.
Q: What is the difference between It doesn't matter. and I don't mind. ?
A: it doesn't matter is more negative then i don't mind
the first is when you don't care about a certain situation or problem and you say to show that you're upset .example: your friend forgets to bring you back your computer ...you're upset but don't want to get into a fight ...so you say " it doesn't matter now...bring it tomorrow"
the second is to show a positive and polite attitude when presented with an inconvenience ...example : someone asks you to help with preparation for a party and then apologizes for the inconvenience you say : that's ok ...i don't mind helping ...
these are just simple examples to help you understand better the difference

Translations of "Matter"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What's the matter?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what's the matter
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? No matter how much like to brag and show off, never reveal everything.
A: No matter how much you like to brag and show off, never reveal everything you know.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? matter
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i would love to chat with you,
it doesn't matter neither who nor where you are
A: I would love to chat with you; it doesn't matter who nor where you are. (Leave out "neither".)

Other questions about "Matter"

Q: it doesn't matter does this sound natural?
A: Sounds pretty good! Here’s mine..
Q: " ....., because that's what matters. " does this sound natural?
A: You could say, “Well because...that’s all that matters.”
Q: I wrote this in an e-mail:

"Regarding this matter, you don't have to bother."
What I wanted to say was that this person don't have to worry about this matter, but I guess this was the wrong wording, right?
A: yes, you should have said "worry" instead of "bother" in that sentence.
bother is used when "a person bother another person"
i. e.
My sister bothers me everyday.
Q: What does “It’s a matter of principle.” mean?
[Movie: The King’s Speech]

(Baldwin tenders his resignation as prime minister)
Baldwin: Neville Chamberlain will take my place as Prime minister. It’s a matter of principle. I was mistaken. I have found it impossible to believe that there is any man in the world so lacking in moral feeling as Hitler....
A: @manabu8823 Yes pretty much also to be more specific: Baldwin resigns and accepts that he was wrong; he trusted in Hitler. When he says that he was mistaken, in my opinion, he is trying to say that giving power to Germany by following The Policy of Appeasement was a mistake. He thought that Hitler would not abuse his power. However, he did it. Baldwin was nervous, perhaps because of war. He accepts that Churchill was right, Hitler always had one of many intentions; take revenge.
Q: What does “It’s a matter of principle.” mean?
[Movie: The King’s Speech]

Baldwin: Neville Chamberlain will take my place as Prime minister. It’s a matter of principle. I was mistaken.
A: Doing something because you believe it is the right thing.

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

matter

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions