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Pronunciation: /feɪl/

Translation of fail in German:


  • 2 (become weaker) [Augenlicht, Gehör, Stärke] nachlassen


  • 1fail to do sth (not succeed in doing) etw. nicht tun [können] fail to achieve one's purpose/aim seine Absicht/sein Ziel verfehlen
  • 2 (be unsuccessful in) nicht bestehen, [ugs.], durchfallen in (+ Dat.) [Prüfung]
  • 3 (reject) durchfallen lassen [ugs.] [Prüfling]


  • without fail auf jeden Fall

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