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Old November 13, 2009, 06:02 AM
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Exclamation Tu mayor fallo

Tu mayor fallo es que te crees que siempre llevas la razón.
COmo se traduce fallo en esta frase ?
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Old November 13, 2009, 06:24 AM
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Tu mayor fallo es que te crees que siempre llevas la razón.
Your biggest shortcoming is you always thing you're right.

shortcoming could also be replaced with defect, mistake, error, etc.
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Old November 13, 2009, 07:25 AM
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Thank you, I guess hindrance is not good in this sentence.
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Tu mayor fallo es que te crees que siempre llevas la razón.
Your biggest shortcoming is you always thing you're right.

shortcoming could also be replaced with defect, mistake, error, etc.
I don't want to be picky, but shortcoming isn't quite the same as error, at least not for me. Fallo = fault or error, but in the context of Tu mayor fallo es que te crees que siempre llevas la razón, fallo = fault or shortcoming,

Fault / shortcoming / weakness / defect - all suggest a continuous state of being, whereas mistake is an instantaneous thing, thus incorrect above.

In a different context, Tu mayor fallo could be your biggest mistake

Your biggest mistake was marrying that woman.

Perhaps I am overreading the difference.
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fatal flaw

As opposed to the 'fatal error'
I always expect my laptop to die on me at some point..
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