That is no concern of yours

“Concern” is a noun and a verb. Let´s start with its use as a noun. A concern could a be a “asunto” a “preocupación o “un interés” or a business (negocio). Here are some examples as a noun.

  • It is no concern of yours (no es asunto tuyo).
  • May´s health is giving cause for concern (la salud de Señora May está dando motivo de preocupación).
  • I would like to express my concern about the EU economy (quisiera expresar preocupación por la economía en EU).
  • My main concern is the welfare of my daughter (mi interés principal es el bienestar de mi hija).
  • It is a family business (es un negocio familiar).

Now as a verb. The similar verb in Spanish is “concernir” or “afectar”. Review these examples.

  • This matter does not concern you (este asunto no te concierne).
  • The matter concerns me directly (me afecta directamente).
  • As far as I am concerned (en lo que a me se refiere).
  • To whom it may concern (a quien corresponda).
  • My question concerns money (mi pregunta hace referencia al dinero).

The adjective is “concerned”. You can be “concerned about” something (estar preocupado por algo), or you can be concerned about somebody (preocupado por algo).

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