fallar translation | Spanish-English dictionary



a       vi  
1    [freno]   to fail  
to fail, go wrong  
to break, give way  
to misfire  
le falla la memoria      his memory is failing  
si no me falla la memoria      if my memory serves me correctly o right o well  
si no me falla la vista      if my eyes don't deceive me  
le falló el corazón      his heart failed  
me fallaron las piernas      my legs gave way  
algo falló en sus planes      something went wrong with his plans  
han fallado todas nuestras previsiones      all our predictions have turned out to be wrong  
si le das un caramelo se calla, no falla nunca      if you give him a sweet he'll shut up, it never fails  
no falla, ya has vuelto a llegar tarde      *   I knew it, you're late again  
2    (=defraudar)  
fallar a algn      to let sb down, fail sb  
me has fallado de nuevo      you've let me down again  
mañana hay reunión, no me falles      there's a meeting tomorrow, don't let me down  
3      (Jur)   to pass judgment  
fallar a favor/en contra de algn      to rule in favour of/against sb, find for/against sb  
4      (Naipes)   to trump
b       vt  
1    (=errar)  
falló las cuatro preguntas      she got all four questions wrong  
fallé el tiro      I missed  
fallar el blanco      to miss the target  
2      (Jur)   to deliver judg(e)ment in
3      [+premio]   to award
4      (Naipes)   to trump
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

falla, Fallas, fallir, faltar

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
to let sb down
fail sb
to miss the target
find for/against sb
to rule in favour of/against sb
'fallar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
fallar el tiro
fallar con el remo
fallar en una disputa
¡es imposible fallar!
le está empezando a fallar la vista
puede fallar por todo tipo de razones
fallar {or} errar el tiro
"fallar": examples and translations in context
No puedo fallar porque soy blanco. I can't fail because I'm white.
Sospecho que otros disfrutan pensando en verme fallar. I suspect others relish the thought of seeing me fail.
No puedes fallar con el candelero. You can't miss with a candlestick holder.
- Y no me gustaría fallar. - And I wouldn't want to miss.
Desafortunadamente, los pierdes todos por fallar. Unfortunately, you lose 'em all for failing.
Mi médico dice que el hígado me comenzará a fallar en dos años. Look, my doctor said that my liver will start failing within the next two years.
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