fallar translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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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  
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falla, Fallas, fallir, faltar

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
fail sb
to let sb down
to miss the target
to rule in favour of/against sb
find for/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!
fallar {or} errar el tiro
le está empezando a fallar la vista
puede fallar por todo tipo de razones
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"fallar": examples and translations in context
No podemos ni debemos fallar en esta empresa. We cannot, should not and must not fail in that undertaking.
Con semejante respaldo no podemos fallar. With that kind of support we can't fail.
No creí que fuera posible fallar por tanto. I didn't think it was possible to miss by that much.
Sabes que me ofende fallar a propósito. You know it offends me to miss a man on purpose.
Tenemos que permanecer unidos o volveremos a fallar. We have to be together on this or we will fail again.
Es difícil fallar con esa canción. It is hard to fail with the song.
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