estaban fallando
-they/you were failing
Imperfect progressiveellos/ellas/ustedesconjugation offallar.

fallar

A Shyla y TJ se les pidió que se quedaran después de la clase porque ambos estaban fallando.
Shyla and TJ were asked to stay after class because they were both failing.
La segunda opción era invertir más en las políticas que aplicaba sobre Turquía y Arabia Saudita, que, sin embargo, estaban fallando.
The second option was to invest more on the policies that it pursued over Turkey and Saudi Arabia, which were, however, failing.
Normalmente situadas en barrios pobres y desfavorecidos del centro, las academias están financiadas parcialmente por el sector privado y con ellas se pretendía transformar las escuelas que estaban fallando y que dejaban de estar controladas por la autoridad local.
Typically found in deprived inner-city areas, academies are part financed by the private sector and were intended to transform failing schools, taking them out of local authority control.
Por ejemplo, los habitantes de Cherán, en Michoacán, desmantelaron las instituciones policiales del Estado cómplices de la deforestación de su territorio y por lo tanto estaban fallando en incluir a todos los miembros de la comunidad en temas políticos.
For instance the inhabitants of Cherán, Michoacán, dismantled State political institutions complicit with deforestation of their territories and were therefore failing to include all subjects in political matters.
Una vez reunidos en su casa, y cuando el desayuno hubo acabado, le dijo a sus hermanos del ministerio que estaba muy impresionado de la forma en la que estaban fallando en cumplir con la meta de sus ministerios.
When we assembled at his house, after breakfast was concluded, he said to his ministerial brethren, that he had been impressed that they were falling greatly short of accomplishing the end of their ministry.
Pero en este punto, por alguna razón, las cosas estaban fallando.
But at this point, for some reason, things were misfiring.
Un especialista confirmó rápidamente que, en efecto, sus órganos no estaban fallando.
A consultant quickly confirmed that indeed his organs were not failing.
Cuando todos los científicos estaban fallando, ella sabía lo que había que hacer.
When all the scientists were failing, she knew what had to be done.
En el 2006, nuestros esfuerzos estaban fallando.
In 2006, our efforts were faltering.
Después de llegar a en Maratón y atracar en Faro Blanco, que necesitábamos para determinar si las baterías de la casa estaban fallando o si algo más estaba usando más electricidad de la necesaria.
After arriving at in Marathon and docking at Faro Blanco, we needed to determine if the house batteries were failing or if something else was using more electricity than necessary.
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