fault
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fault(
falt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (responsibility)
a. la culpa
(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).
I'm sorry; it's my fault your white T-shirts are pink now.Lo siento; es mi culpa que tus camisetas blancas sean rosas ahora.
2. (flaw in someone)
a. el defecto
(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).
He thinks his new girlfriend has no faults.Cree que su nueva novia no tiene defectos.
3. (flaw in something)
a. el defecto
(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).
There is a fault in the circuit board. It needs to be replaced.Hay un defecto en la placa de circuitos. Hay que reemplazarla.
b. la avería
(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).
We need to find the fault in this machine so we can get it running again.Hay que hallar la avería en esta máquina para poder echarla a andar de nuevo.
c. la falla
(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).
Heating systems generally break down because of a lack of maintenance and not because of a major fault.Los sistemas de calefacción no suelen descomponerse por una falla grave sino por falta de mantenimiento.
d. el fallo
(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
(Spain)
The plane was delayed from taking off so the mechanics could fix a fault in the engine.Se retrasó el despegue del avión para que los mecánicos pudieran arreglar un fallo del motor.
4. (sports)
a. la falta
(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).
(tennis)
He had one fault against him and couldn't allow another.Tenía una falta en su contra y no podía permitirse otra.
5. (geology)
a. la falla
(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).
Energy release associated with movement on active faults is the cause of most earthquakes.La liberación de energía asociada con el movimiento que se produce en fallas activas suele ser la causa de los terremotos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to censure)
a. criticar
I cannot fault that rendition of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. It was perfect.No puedo criticar esa interpretación de la Quinta Sinfonía de Beethoven. Estuvo perfecta.
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fault
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flaw; of person, product)
a. el defecto
(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).
2. (of engine)
a. la avería
(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).
b. el fallo
(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
(Spain)
c. la falla
(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.
(Latin America)
to find fault withencontrar defectos a
she's generous to a faultse pasa de generosa
3. (guilt)
a. la culpa
(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).
to be at faulttener la culpa
whose fault is it?¿de quién es la culpa?
it was my faultfue culpa mía
through no fault of minesin tener yo la culpa
4. (in tennis)
a. la falta
(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).
5. (geological)
a. la falla
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (general)
a. criticar, poner reparos a
her attitude can't be faultedno se puede criticar su actitud
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fault [fɔːlt]
noun
1 (defect) (in character) defecto (m); (in manufacture) defecto (m); falla (f); (LAm) (in supply, machine) avería (f)
with all his faults con todos sus defectos; her fault is excessive shyness peca de tímida; generous to a fault excesivamente generoso; to find fault poner reparos; to find fault with sth/sb criticar algo/a algn
2 (blame, responsibility) culpa (f)
it's all your fault tú tienes toda la culpa; it's not my fault no es culpa mía; you were at fault in not telling us hiciste mal en no decírnoslo; your memory is at fault no te acuerdas bien; you were not at fault no por culpa suya; through no fault of his own sin falta alguna de su parte; whose fault is it (if ...)? ¿quién tiene la culpa (si ...)?
3 (Tennis) falta (f)
4 (Geol) falla (f)
transitive verb
criticar
it cannot be faulted es intachable; you cannot fault him on spelling su ortografía es impecable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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