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"Error" is a noun which is often translated as "mistake", and "falta" is a noun which is often translated as "lack". Learn more about the difference between "error" and "falta" below.
error(
eh
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rrohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (something incorrect)
a. mistake
Creo que sería un error no admitir que tenemos la culpa.I think it would be a mistake not to admit that we're at fault.
b. error
La página no está cargando por causa de un error en el código.The page isn't loading because of an error in the code.
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falta(
fahl
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (scarcity)
a. lack
No se ha construido el nuevo estadio por falta de fondos.The new stadium has not been built due to a lack of funds.
b. shortage
La falta de maestros preparados es un grave problema para este distrito.The shortage of trained teachers is a serious problem for this district.
2. (lack of presence)
a. absence
Cuando murió, nadie notó su falta.When she died, nobody noticed her absence.
3. (transgression)
a. offense (legal)
Esta falta conlleva una sentencia de diez años como mínimo.This offense carries a sentence of at least ten years.
b. foul (sports)
¿Cómo puedes decir que no fue falta? ¡Le entró por detrás!How can you say it wasn't a foul? He tackled him from behind!
c. fault (tennis)
"¡Falta!", gritó el árbitro."Fault!", shouted the umpire.
4. (menstruation)
a. missed period
¿Has tenido falta? Puede que estés embarazada.Have you missed a period? It's possible you're pregnant.
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