faltar al respeto a alguien

This idiom may be literally translated as "to be short of respect for someone" and may also be written as "faltar el respeto a alguien."
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to have no respect for someone)
a. to be disrespectful to someone
No dejes que tu esposo te falte al respeto, Elena. No está bien.Don't let your husband be disrespectful to you, Elena. It's wrong.
b. to be rude to someone
¿Cómo pudiste faltarle el respeto a tu papá de ese modo?How could you be so rude to your father?
c. to disrespect someone
Puedes criticarme todo lo que quieras, pero te pido que no me faltes al respeto. No lo voy a tolerar.You can criticize me all you want, but I ask that you not disrespect me. I won't stand for it.
d. to show lack of respect for someone
Es lamentable que un mocoso malcriado le falte el respeto de ese modo a una persona mayor.It's deplorable that a spoiled brat would show such lack of respect for an elderly person.
e. to lose respect for someone
No permitas que tus alumnos te falten al respeto.Don't let your students lose respect for you.
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