fallback
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fallback(
fal
-
bahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (safe option)
a. el plan b
(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).
If we don't get the apartment downtown, the one on Oak St. is still a solid fallback.Si no conseguimos el apartamento en el centro, el de la calle Oak todavía es un plan b decente.
b. el plan alternativo
(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 need to have a fallback in case this client decides not to buy.Necesitamos un plan alternativo por si este cliente decide no comprar.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (backup)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If Morales doesn't accept the job, we still have some fallback candidates.Si Morales no acepta el trabajo, aún nos quedan otros candidatos de reserva.
This draft of the bill is a fallback position for us, but we think it will accomplish some of our aims.Este borrador del proyecto de ley es una postura alternativa para nosotros, pero creemos que logrará algunos objetivos nuestros.
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fallback [ˈfɔːlbæk]
adjective
fallback position segunda línea (f) de defensa; posición (f) de repliegue
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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