flaw
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flaw(
fla
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (defect)
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).
They didn't detect the flaw in the system until after the software was released.No detectaron el defecto en el sistema hasta después de lanzar el software.
b. 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).
The investigator said the accident was caused by a flaw in the brakes.El investigador dijo que el accidente fue provocado por una falla en los frenos.
c. 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).
Katie's perfect. If she has any character flaws, she keeps them well hidden.Katie es perfecta. Si tiene algún fallo de carácter, lo mantiene bien escondido.
d. el error
(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 are more flaws in your plan than there are holes in Swiss cheese.Hay más errores en tu plan que agujeros en el queso suizo.
e. la imperfección
(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 can't use this piece of glass, because it has a flaw.No podemos usar esta pieza de vidrio, porque tiene una imperfección.
f. la tara
(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).
The sofa is discounted due to a minor cosmetic flaw that is easily hidden.El sofá está de oferta debido a una pequeña tara cosmética que fácilmente se oculta.
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flaw
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in diamond, plan, personality)
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).
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)
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flaw [flɔː]
noun
(defect) (in character, system) defecto (m); fallo (m); (in material, beauty, diamond) desperfecto (m); tara (f); (in reasoning) error (m); fallo (m); (crack) grieta (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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