Translation of failure in Spanish:

failure

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪljər; ˈfeɪljə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of business, marriage, talks) fracaso (masculine) the plan is doomed to end in failure el plan está condenado al fracaso 1.2 countable/numerable (unsuccessful thing, attempt) fracaso (masculine); (insolvency) quiebra (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) failure rate [Business/Comercio] proporción (feminine) de quiebras [Sch] índice (masculine) de fracaso escolar
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    • Remember, there are no failures in the business of plan implementation, only feedback.
    • There are 22,000 schools in Britain, many, by this Government's own reckoning, failures in the business of education.
    • Cassie is considered somewhat a failure since she was unsuccessful in joining the school's social elite.
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    • This has led to a worldwide assault on auto workers' jobs, as well as business failures, including the bankruptcy announcement earlier this month by Daewoo Motors of South Korea.
    • This coincides with rising or record levels of poverty, homelessness, job insecurity, personal bankruptcies and small business failures.
    • Are we going to see more closures or failures in the ISP business?
    1.3 countable/numerable (person) fracaso (masculine) I feel such a failure me siento fracasado, soy un fracaso 1.4 c and u (breakdown) structural failure defecto (masculine) estructural heart/kidney/respiratory failure insuficiencia (feminine) cardíaca/renal/respiratoria the progressive failure of her faculties el deterioro progresivo de sus facultades
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    • Kidney failure occurs when kidney function deteriorates to such an extent that death will occur without renal replacement therapy such as haemodialysis.
    • The damage can lead to poor liver function and liver failure.
    • This is important for patients with impaired kidney function or liver failure who cannot clear the extra ammonia.
  • 2 (expressing negation)failure to + infinitive/infinitivo failure to carry out the instructions el incumplimiento de las órdenes her failure to understand … el (hecho de) que no entendiera/entienda … they were criticized for their failure to protect their clients' interests se los criticó por no haber protegido los intereses de sus clientes
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    • The strictest compliance was expected and failure to comply meant harsh punishment.
    • There is no requirement that failure to comply with these provisions has any causative relationship to the making of the statement.
    • Colleges could face stiff sanctions for failure to comply with requirements, the bill states.

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