affair · noun /əˈfer/Full view
affair (SITUATION)
B2 C a situation, matter, or set of related events that is being dealt with or considered
Dictionary examples:

The meeting was addressed by an expert in South American affairs.

What I do in my spare time is my own affair.

Learner example:

To make matters worse, people gossiped about me and tried to find out more and more about my private affairs, which made me feel embarrassed. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

B2 C a sexual relationship, especially a secret one
Dictionary examples:

Do you think he's having an affair with someone?

The book is the story of a long love affair that has a sad ending.

Learner example:

I am that kind of indivi[dua]l that loves stories, they can be either love affairs or fantastic adventures but I really enjoy getting involved in some kind of story. (First Certificate in English; B2; Catalan)

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