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falla
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falla(
fah
-
yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (imperfection)
a. defect
Me reemplazaron las gafas porque la primera vez había una falla en uno de los cristales.They replaced my glasses because the first time there was a defect in one of the lenses.
b. fault
Estoy llamando porque creo que el carro que me vendieron tiene una falla con la transmisión.I'm calling because I think that the car I was sold has a fault with the transmission.
c. flaw
No podemos aprobar el envío de este jersey porque tiene una falla en la manga izquierda.We can't approve this sweater for shipment because it has a flaw in the left sleeve.
d. failure
No había más remedio que aterrizar por la falla mecánica.There was nothing else to do but land because of the mechanical failure.
2. (geology)
a. fault line
Hay muchos terremotos a lo largo de esta falla.There are a lot of earthquakes along this fault line.
3. (error)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mistake
¿Podría haber sido una falla en el informe? Aquí no aparecen esos datos.Could there have been a mistake in the report? That information isn't showing up here.
4. (statue burned during Fallas)
a. falla
Mi barrio me ha elegido a prender la falla la última noche de las Fallas.My neighborhood has selected me to light the falla on the last night of Fallas.
fallas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (festival)
a. Fallas
Vamos a las Fallas, la fiesta en Valencia en honor de San José.We're going to Fallas, the festival in Valencia in honor of Sant Joseph.
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falla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (defecto)
a. fault, defect
2. (error)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mistake
3. (geology)
a. fault
las Fallascelebrations in Valencia during which giant papier mâché figures are burnt
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falla
1 (Geología) fault
2 (defecto) [de tejido] flaw; [de mercancías] fault; defect; (Latinoamérica) [de carácter] failing
géneros que tienen fallas seconds; defective goods
3 (España) (figura) huge ornate cardboard figure burnt in Valencia at the Fallas
4 (Latinoamérica) (error) error; oversight
falla de tiro (Mil) misfire
5 (Latinoamérica) (Mecánica) failure; breakdown
falla de encendido (Automóviles) ignition fault
6 (Latinoamérica) (escasez) lack; shortage
falla en caja cash shortage
7 (And) (Naipes) void
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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