- 1 1.1 (defecto) flaw una falla en el tejido a flaw o defect in the fabric la pieza tenía una falla the part was defective 1.2 [Geol] fault 1.3 (AmL) (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 blunder by medical staff ¡no hay falla! (AmC) [familiar/colloquial] don't worry!, no problem!, never mind!
- 2 2.1 (AmL) [familiar/colloquial], (lástima) pity, shame una falla que no haya podido venir a pity o shame she couldn't come [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (Col) [Educ] day's absence (from school)
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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...