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Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪljə(r)/

Translation of failure in German:


  • 1 (omission, neglect) Versäumnis, das
  • 2 (lack of success) Scheitern, das end in failure scheitern
  • 3 (person or thing) Versager, der our plan/attempt was a failure unser Plan/Versuch war fehlgeschlagen

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