nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 1.1 (defecto) flaw una falla en el tejido a flaw o/or defect in the fabric la pieza tenía una falla the part was defective 1.2 [Geología/Geology] fault 1.3 (América Latina/Latin America) (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/or blunder by medical staff ¡no hay falla! (América Central/Central America) [familiar/colloquial] don't worry!, no problem!, never mind!
- 2 2.1 (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial], (lástima) pity, shame una falla que no haya podido venir a pity o/or shame she couldn't come [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (Colombia) [Educación/Education] day's absence ([ from school ])
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.