falla


falla
f.
1 fault, defect (defecto).
2 fault (geology).
3 geological fault, fault, break, rift.
4 breakdown, failure, faulty operation, failure to operate correctly.
5 Falla, Manuel de Falla.
pres.indicat.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: fallar.
pres.subj.
1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: fallir.
imperat.
2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: fallar.
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falla
nombre femenino
1 (defecto) defect, fault
2 GEOGRAFÍA fault
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falla
nombre femenino
1 (figura) {{<CARDBOARD figure burnt on Saint Joseph?s Day in Valencia
}}► nombre femenino plural las fallas
1 firework celebrations held in Valencia on Saint Joseph's Day
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noun f.
fault
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SF
1) (Geol) fault
2) (=defecto) [de tejido] flaw; [de mercancías] fault, defect; LAm [de carácter] failing

géneros que tienen fallas — seconds, defective goods

3) Esp (=figura) huge ornate cardboard figure burnt in Valencia at the Fallas
4) LAm (=error) error, oversight

falla de tiro — (Mil) misfire

5) LAm (Mec) failure, breakdown

falla de encendido — (Aut) ignition fault

6) LAm (=escasez) lack, shortage

falla en caja — cash shortage

7) And (Naipes) void
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femenino
1)
a) (de tela, cristal) flaw

la pieza tenía una falla — the part was defective

b) (Geol) fault
2)
a) (de motor, máquina - en la composición) defect, fault; (- en el funcionamiento) failure

hay una falla en el motor — there's a fault in the engine

una falla de los frenos causó el accidente — the accident was caused by brake failure

b) (en organización - en composición) defect, fault; (- en el funcionamiento)

fallas en el sistema de seguridad — security failures

c) (de persona) mistake

una falla la tiene cualquiera — anyone can make mistakes

qué falla! — what a stupid mistake!

no hay falla! — (AmC fam) no problem!

d) (Dep) miss
3)
a) (AmL exc CS fam) (lástima) pity, shame
b) (Col) (Educ) day's absence (from school)
4)
a) (figura) model, figure (burned during the Fallas)
b) las Fallas femenino plural (fiesta) the festival of San José in Valencia
•• Cultural note:
Las Fallas
The most important festival in the autonomous region of Valencia. The Fallas take place every year between March 12 and 19. Fallas are groups of huge painted cardboard and wood figures which depict current events and famous people. The highlight is the burning of the fallas on the night of March 19. Each neighborhood makes its own falla. They are erected on one night, known as the plantá, and displayed the next day. A panel of judges ‘pardons’ the best one and it is placed in the falla museum
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= fault line, fault.
Ex. These views underlie the fault line that divides British politics today.
Ex. Satellite images have shown a large number of ground faults along the course of the river that would have drained the waters underground.
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* línea de falla = fault line.
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femenino
1)
a) (de tela, cristal) flaw

la pieza tenía una falla — the part was defective

b) (Geol) fault
2)
a) (de motor, máquina - en la composición) defect, fault; (- en el funcionamiento) failure

hay una falla en el motor — there's a fault in the engine

una falla de los frenos causó el accidente — the accident was caused by brake failure

b) (en organización - en composición) defect, fault; (- en el funcionamiento)

fallas en el sistema de seguridad — security failures

c) (de persona) mistake

una falla la tiene cualquiera — anyone can make mistakes

qué falla! — what a stupid mistake!

no hay falla! — (AmC fam) no problem!

d) (Dep) miss
3)
a) (AmL exc CS fam) (lástima) pity, shame
b) (Col) (Educ) day's absence (from school)
4)
a) (figura) model, figure (burned during the Fallas)
b) las Fallas femenino plural (fiesta) the festival of San José in Valencia
•• Cultural note:
Las Fallas
The most important festival in the autonomous region of Valencia. The Fallas take place every year between March 12 and 19. Fallas are groups of huge painted cardboard and wood figures which depict current events and famous people. The highlight is the burning of the fallas on the night of March 19. Each neighborhood makes its own falla. They are erected on one night, known as the plantá, and displayed the next day. A panel of judges ‘pardons’ the best one and it is placed in the falla museum
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= fault line, fault.

Ex: These views underlie the fault line that divides British politics today.

Ex: Satellite images have shown a large number of ground faults along the course of the river that would have drained the waters underground.
* línea de falla = fault line.

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falla
feminine
A
1 (defecto) flaw
una falla en el tejido a flaw o defect in the fabric
la pieza tenía una falla the part was defective
2 (Geol) fault
3
(AmL) (fallo): debido a una falla del motor because of an engine fault
debe haber una falla en el motor there must be something wrong with the engine
hubo muchas fallas de organización it was badly organized, there were a lot of organizational mix-ups
por una falla del personal médico because of a mistake o blunder by medical staff
¡no hay falla! (AmC fam); don't worry!, no problem!, never mind!
Compuestos:
falla de seguridad
(Inf) security hole
falla humana
(AmL) human error
se debió a una falla humana it was caused by human error
B
1 (AmL fam) (lástima) pity, shame
una falla que no haya podido venir a pity o shame she couldn't come (colloq)
2 (Col) (Educ) day's absence (from school)
C
1 (figura) model, figure (burned during the Fallas (↑ falla a1) )
2 las Fallas fpl (fiesta) the festival of San José in Valencia Fallas (↑ falla a1)
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Del verbo fallar: (conjugate fallar)

falla es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

Multiple Entries:
falla    
fallar
falla sustantivo femenino
1
a) (de tela, cristal) flaw;

la pieza tenía una falla the part was defective

b) (Geol) fault

2
a) (de motor, máquina, sistema — en la composición) defect, fault;

(— en el funcionamiento) failure;
fallas en el sistema de seguridad security failures

b) (de persona) mistake;

falla humana (AmL) human error;

¡qué falla! what a stupid mistake!
c) (Dep) miss

3 (AmL exc CS fam) (lástima) pity, shame
4
a) (figura) model, figure (burned during the

Fallas )

b)

las Fallas sustantivo femenino plural (fiesta) the festival of San José in Valencia

fallar (conjugate fallar) verbo intransitivo
1 [juez/jurado] falla a or en favor/en contra de algn to rule in favor(conjugate favor) of/against sb
2
a) [frenos/memoria] to fail;

[planes] to go wrong;
le falló el corazón his heart failed;

le falló la puntería he missed;
a ti te falla (AmL) (fam) you've a screw loose (colloq)
b) [persona] (+ me/te/le etc) to let … down

verbo transitivo (errar) to miss;
fallé el tiro I missed (the shot)

falla sustantivo femenino
1 (defecto) defect, fault
2 LAm (error, fallo) mistake, fault
3 Geol fault
fallar 1
I vi Jur to rule
II vtr (un premio) to award
fallar 2 verbo intransitivo
1 to fail: le falló la memoria, his memory failed
2 (decepcionar) to disappoint: no nos falles, don't let us down

'falla' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
memoria
- fallar
- fallo
English:
amiss
- fail
- fault
- memory
- rift
- serve
- failure
- lapse
- malfunction
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falla nf
1. [defecto] fault, defect;
este cajón tiene una falla there's something wrong with this drawer;
está rebajado porque tiene una falla it's reduced because it's imperfect
2. Am [error] mistake;
un trabajo lleno de fallas a piece of work full of mistakes;
una falla humana a human error;
una falla técnica a technical fault
3. Geol fault
Comp
la falla de San Andrés the San Andreas Fault
4. [figura de cartón] = giant papier-mâché figure burnt during las Fallas in Valencia
5.
las Fallas [fiesta] = festival in Valencia during which giant papier-mâché figures are burnt
6. Méx [gorro] baby bonnet
FALLAS
The Fallas are an annual celebration held in Valencia, Spain, in the weeks leading up to St. Joseph's Day (March 18th). The festivities are centred round gigantic papier-mâché sculptures (the fallas) which are erected in public squares all over the city. They are constructed over the preceding eleven months by different local groups and normally depict caricatures of politicians and other celebrities of the year. Valencia is renowned for its fireworks, and they are much in evidence during the festival, especially during the famous “mascletá”, in which thousands of fire crackers are exploded with deafening effect. At the end of the final week of festivities prizes are awarded to the best or most original fallas and the figures are then burnt. A small figure (or “ninot”) is preserved from the winning falla, and kept in a special museum.
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falla
f
1 GEOL fault;
la falla de San Andrés the San Andreas Fault
2 de fabricación flaw
3
:
fallas pl celebrations held in Valencia to mark the feast day of St Joseph
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falla nf
1) : flaw, defect
2) : (geological) fault
3) : fault, failing
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falla n (en geología) fault

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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