afera

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French affaire, from faire (to do), from Latin ad- + faciō (to do).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

afera f

  1. scandal; affair; discovered conspiracy to commit crime
    Jego reputacja ucierpiała z powodu afery rolnej.
    His reputation suffered as a result of the farm scandal.
  2. (by extension, colloquial) stir; upheaval
    Nie powinnaś mówić o jego przeszłości, w firmie zrobiła się straszna afera.
    You shouldn't have talked about his past, it caused quite a stir in the company.

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense "scandal", this word is often followed by an adjective or a noun in genitive in order to specify a particular scandal. Examples include afera rolna, afera Rywina and afera taśmowa.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French affaire, from faire (to do), from Latin ad- + faciō (to do).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /afěːra/
  • Hyphenation: a‧fe‧ra

Noun[edit]

aféra f (Cyrillic spelling афе́ра)

  1. scandal
  2. affair (adulterous relationship)

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