Translation of failure in Spanish:

failure

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪljər; ˈfeɪljə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 u (of business, marriage, talks) fracaso (m) the plan is doomed to end in failure el plan está condenado al fracaso 1.2 c (unsuccessful thing, attempt) fracaso (m); (insolvency) quiebra (f) (before n) failure rate [Busn] proporción (f) de quiebras [Educ] índice (m) de fracaso escolar 1.3 c (person) fracaso (m) I feel such a failure me siento fracasado, soy un fracaso 1.4 c u (breakdown) engine failure falla (f) mecánica or (Esp) fallo (m) mecánico power failure apagón (m), corte (m) de luz, corte (m) en el suministro eléctrico structural failure defecto (m) estructural crop failure pérdida (f) de la cosecha heart/kidney/respiratory failure insuficiencia (f) cardíaca/renal/respiratoria the progressive failure of her faculties el deterioro progresivo de sus facultades
  • 2 (expressing negation)failure to + inf 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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