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lapse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fault)
a. el lapsus
(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).
I'm sorry. I just had a lapse in memory and completely forgot your name.Lo siento. Acabo de tener un lapsus de memoria y me olvidé por completo de tu nombre.
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).
He knows better than to do something like that. It must have been a lapse of judgment.Él sabe bien que no debe hacer algo así. Ha de haberse tratado de una falla de juicio.
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).
The jury noted my lapse in technique during my audition and I didn't get a seat in the orchestra.El jurado notó mi fallo técnico durante la audición y no conseguí el lugar en la orquesta.
d. 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).
These constant lapses in concentration are making it hard to write my dissertation.Estas faltas constantes de concentración me están dificultando la escritura de la tesis.
2. (interval)
a. el período
(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).
She finally gave birth after a lapse of nine months.Finalmente dio a luz después de un período de nueve meses.
b. el lapso
(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).
A lapse of nearly an hour passed before the play finally started.Un lapso de casi una hora transcurrió antes de que la obra finalmente empezara.
c. el intervalo
(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).
The jury delivered their verdict after a lapse of three days.El jurado dictó su veredicto después de un intervalo de tres días.
3. (slip)
a. el desliz
(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).
I normally take out the trash, but on Friday I had a one-time lapse.Por lo usual saco la basura, pero el viernes tuve un desliz.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to decline gradually)
a. decaer
After the caretaker's death, the grounds lapsed into a state of decay.Después de la muerte del cuidador, el terreno decayó en un estado de deterioro.
5. (to expire)
a. caducar
Your warranty lapsed, so we can't repair your computer for free.Su garantía caducó, así que no podemos reparar su computadora gratis.
b. vencer
My membership at the country club lapsed and I forgot to renew it.Mi afiliación al club de campo venció y me olvidé de renovarla.
6. (to cease to exist)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The bus driver's concentration lapsed and we nearly got into an accident.El conductor de autobús perdió la concentración y casi tuvimos un accidente.
The charity lapsed years ago, but many other organizations have taken up the cause.La organización benéfica ya no existe desde hace años, pero muchas otras organizaciones han emprendido la causa.
7. (to pass)
a. transcurrir
How much time has lapsed since we last saw each other?¿Cuánto tiempo ha transcurrido desde la última vez que nos vimos?
8. (fall into old ways)
a. caer en
Even after extensive counseling, Tony lapsed into bad behavior.Aún después de terapia extensa, Tony cayó en el conducto malo.
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lapse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of time)
a. el lapso
(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. (in behavior)
a. el desliz
(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).
3. (in standards)
a. el bajón
(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).
a lapse in concentrationun momento de distracción
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (err)
a. tener un desliz
5. (morally)
a. reincidir
to lapse into silencesumirse en el silencio
he soon lapsed back into his old wayspronto volvió a las andadas
6. (permit, membership)
a. caducar, vencer
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lapse [læps]
noun
1 (error) fallo (m); lapsus (m); (lack) falta (f)
she has the occasional lapse of memory de vez en cuando tiene fallos or lapsus de memoria; it was a lapse of judgement on his part fue un error de cálculo por su parte; the accident was caused by a momentary lapse of or in concentration el accidente lo provocó un despiste momentáneo; el accidente lo provocó una falta momentánea de concentración
2 [of time] lapso (m); intervalo (m); período (m)
after a lapse of four months después de un lapso or intervalo or período de cuatro meses; al cabo de cuatro meses; there was a momentary lapse in the conversation hubo un breve silencio en medio de la conversación
intransitive verb
1 (slip)
to lapse into one's old ways volver a las andadas; he lapsed into silence se calló; se quedó callado; he lapsed into unconsciousness perdió el conocimiento; he lapsed into the vernacular recurrió a la lengua vernácula
2 (expire) [+season ticket] caducar; vencer
3 (cease to exist)
our friendship lapsed when she moved to London dejamos de vernos cuando ella se fue a Londres
4 (decline) [+standards] entrar en declive
5 (pass) [+time] pasar; transcurrir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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