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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. la falla del motor
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
The mechanic doesn't know the cause of the engine misfire yet.El mecánico todavía no sabe la causa de la falla del motor.
b. el fallo del motor
(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
The engine misfire was caused by the spark plugs.El fallo del motor fue causado por las bujías.
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