Quick answer
"Failure" is a noun which is often translated as "el fracaso", and "success" is a noun which is often translated as "el éxito". Learn more about the difference between "failure" and "success" below.
failure(
feyl
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yuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lack of success)
a. el fracaso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The leaders could not agree and the meeting was a failure.Los líderes no pudieron ponerse de acuerdo y la reunión fue un fracaso.
2. (defect)
a. la avería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A failure in the electrical system caused the fire.Una avería en el sistema eléctrico provocó el incendio.
b. el fallo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The engine experienced a failure and stopped working.El motor tenía un fallo y dejó de funcionar.
3. (unsuccessful person)
a. el fracasado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la fracasada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm a failure who will never accomplish anything in life!¡Soy un fracasado que no conseguirá hacer nada en la vida!
4. (bankruptcy)
a. la quiebra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The failure of the company was caused by the financial crisis.La quiebra de la empresa se debió a la crisis económica.
5. (omission)
a. la falta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They're cutting off your power due to failure to pay your bill.Te van a cortar la luz por falta de pago.
6. (medical deterioration)
a. la insuficiencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Due to renal and cardiac failure, they had to put the old cat to sleep.Debido a la insuficiencia renal y cardíaca, tuvieron que sacrificar al gato viejo.
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success(
suhk
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sehs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (good outcome)
a. el éxito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's safe to say that the party was a big success.Se puede decir sin temor a equivocarse que la fiesta fue un gran éxito.
2. (achievement)
a. el éxito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We have had a lot of success in the restaurant industry.Hemos tenido mucho éxito en el sector de la restauración.
3. (person)
a. éxito
She was a big success as a singer.Tuvo muchísimo éxito como cantante.
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