Quick answer
"Fault" is a noun which is often translated as "la culpa", and "trouble" is a noun which is often translated as "los problemas". Learn more about the difference between "fault" and "trouble" below.
fault(
falt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (responsibility)
a. la culpa
(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 sorry; it's my fault your white T-shirts are pink now.Lo siento; es mi culpa que tus camisetas blancas sean rosas ahora.
2. (flaw in someone)
a. el defecto
(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).
He thinks his new girlfriend has no faults.Cree que su nueva novia no tiene defectos.
3. (flaw in something)
a. el defecto
(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).
There is a fault in the circuit board. It needs to be replaced.Hay un defecto en la placa de circuitos. Hay que reemplazarla.
b. 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).
We need to find the fault in this machine so we can get it running again.Hay que hallar la avería en esta máquina para poder echarla a andar de nuevo.
c. la falla
(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).
Heating systems generally break down because of a lack of maintenance and not because of a major fault.Los sistemas de calefacción no suelen descomponerse por una falla grave sino por falta de mantenimiento.
d. 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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The plane was delayed from taking off so the mechanics could fix a fault in the engine.Se retrasó el despegue del avión para que los mecánicos pudieran arreglar un fallo del motor.
4. (sports)
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).
(tennis)
He had one fault against him and couldn't allow another.Tenía una falta en su contra y no podía permitirse otra.
5. (geology)
a. la falla
(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).
Energy release associated with movement on active faults is the cause of most earthquakes.La liberación de energía asociada con el movimiento que se produce en fallas activas suele ser la causa de los terremotos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to censure)
a. criticar
I cannot fault that rendition of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. It was perfect.No puedo criticar esa interpretación de la Quinta Sinfonía de Beethoven. Estuvo perfecta.
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trouble(
truh
-
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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