faltar a su palabra
faltar a su palabra
intransitive verb phrase
1. (referring to third person singular) 
a. to break his word (masculine) 
¿Crees que el jugador al final faltará a su palabra y firmará con otro equipo?Do you think the player will eventually break his word and sign with a different team?
b. to break her word (feminine) 
Lupe no faltará a su palabra. Es mi amiga y la conozco bien.Lupe won't break her word. She's my friend, and I know her well.
c. to go back on his word (masculine) 
Sabino faltó a su palabra y no acudió a la presentación de mi libro.Sabino went back on his word and failed to attend the launch of my book.
d. to go back on her word (feminine) 
Si Clara falta a su palabra, la compañía podría demandarla.Should Clara go back on her word, the company could sue her.
e. no direct translation 
Nadie se fía de Amelia porque siempre falta a su palabra.No one trusts Amelia because she never keeps her word.
Los votantes depositan su confianza en un político mientras no falte a su palabra.Voters place their trust in a politician as long as he keeps his word.
2. (formal) (referring to second person singular) 
Usted prometió que nos ayudaría, pero faltó a su palabra.You promised to help, but you broke your word.
No puede faltar a su palabra ahora, profesor Lindsay. Dijo que daría esta charla.You can't go back on your word now, Professor Lindsay. You said you'd give this talk.
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