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See also: faltà, faltá, and fálta

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fallita, feminine of *fallitus, in place of Latin falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō. Compare Spanish and Portuguese falta, French faute.

NounEdit

falta f (plural faltes)

  1. fault; error; mistake
  2. absent; lacking; missing

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VerbEdit

falta

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of faltar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of faltar

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fallita, feminine of *fallitus, in place of falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō. Cognate to Catalan falta, Spanish falta and French faute.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

falta f (plural faltas)

  1. lack (the condition of not having, needing, or needing more of something)
    Desmaiei por falta de água.
    I fainted due to lack of water.
    Nota-se a falta de problemas sociais nesta região.
    One can notice the lack of social issues in this region.
    Synonyms: carência (especially of something needed)
  2. (education) absence; truancy (an instance of missing a class)
    Levei cinco faltas esse semestre.
    I got five absences this semester.
    Synonyms: ausência (also used in contexts other than classes)
  3. fault (a mistake, error, sin or transgression, especially a minor one)
    Sinto muito, foi uma falta minha.
    I’m sorry, it was my bad.
  4. (sports) foul (breach of game rules)
    O goleiro teve que cometer uma falta para evitar o gol.
    The goalkeeper had to commit a foul to avoid the goal.
    Falta!
    Foul!
  5. (association football) direct free kick (free kick following a foul committed outside the penalty area)
    Quem vai bater a falta?
    Who will take the kick?
  6. (only in sentir falta) the condition of missing someone or something
    Sinto falta dos bons tempos.
    I miss the good old times.
    Synonyms: saudade, saudades

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QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:falta.

VerbEdit

falta

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of faltar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of faltar

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:faltar.


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fallita, feminine of *fallitus, in place of Latin falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō. Compare Portuguese and Catalan falta, French faute.

NounEdit

falta f (plural faltas)

  1. lack, shortage
  2. fault

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

falta

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of faltar.