Quick answer
"Failure" is a noun which is often translated as "el fracaso", and "trouble" is a noun which is often translated as "los problemas". Learn more about the difference between "failure" and "trouble" 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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trouble(
truh
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buhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (difficulty)
a. los problemas
(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).
I'm having trouble with my computer.Tengo problemas con mi computadora.
b. la dificultad
(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 trouble lies in the amount of resources needed.La dificultad reside en la cantidad de recursos necesarios.
2. (effort)
a. la molestia
(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).
It's a lot of trouble just to keep your brother happy.Es mucha molestia nada más para contentar a tu hermano.
3. (unrest)
a. los disturbios
(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).
Trouble was about to begin when the police appeared.Iban a comenzar disturbios cuando apareció la policía.
b. el conflictos
(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 union is causing trouble in the company because a worker was unfairly fired.El sindicato está armando conflictos en la empresa por el despido improcedente de un trabajador.
4. (illness)
a. las problemas
(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).
Very high blood pressure can cause vision trouble.La tensión muy alta puede causar problemas de vista.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to worry)
a. preocupar
Don't trouble your mother with your problems.No preocupes a tu madre con tus problemas.
6. (to incovenience)
a. molestar
I hate to trouble you, but I don't know who else to ask.Siento molestarte, pero no sé a quién pedírselo.
b. preocuparse por
Mom, don't trouble yourself making me dinner. I'm not hungry.Mamá, no te preocupes por hacerme la cena. No tengo hambre.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I trouble you for a glass of water?¿Me regala un vaso de agua?
Sir, could I trouble you for a spoon?Señor, ¿me podría dar una cuchara?
7. (to afflict)
a. molestar
My stomach is troubling me.El estómago me molesta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to make an effort)
a. molestarse
There's no need to trouble. I'll fix it in the morning.No se moleste. Yo lo arreglo por la mañana.
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