fala

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See also: -fala and fàlà

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

fala

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

Fala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fala, from Latin fābula (discourse; narrative).

Noun[edit]

fala f (plural falas)

  1. Fala (romance language of northwestern Extremadura)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme IV, Chapter 2: O “Oiru” i o “Moiru” do diptongu “au” latinu:
      É algu que poi dal traballu a os estudiosus da fala, []
      It is something which may be complicated for Fala scholars, []
  2. a language or language variant, especially a minority or regional one
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 2: Númerus?:
      As lenguas, idiomas, dialectus o falas tenin un-as funciós mui claras desde o principiu dos siglu i si hai contabilizaus en o mundu un-as 8.000 lenguas, ca un-a con sua importancia numérica relativa, a nossa fala é un tesoiru mais entre elas.
      The tongues, languages or regional variants have some very clear functions since the beginning of the centuries and some 8,000 languages have been accounted for in the world, each with its relative numerical importance, our Fala is another treasure among them.

Verb[edit]

fala

  1. third person singular present indicative of verb falal.
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme XI:
      Quen fala poi escribil
      Those who speak can write

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

fala

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

Hungarian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala

  1. possessive third-person singular, singular possession of fal

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Etruscan.

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Noun[edit]

fala f (genitive falae); first declension

  1. A siege tower.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fala falae
genitive falae falārum
dative falae falīs
accusative falam falās
ablative falā falīs
vocative fala falae

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Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

fala (past falad, active participle falant, passive participle falat)

  1. fall

Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala f

  1. wave
    Fala turystów wracających z wakacji spowodowała korki na drogach. - A wave of tourists returning from their holidays caused traffic jams on the roads.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fala, from Latin fābula (discourse, narrative), from for (I speak), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala f (plural falas)

  1. (uncountable) speech (the ability to speak; the state of not being mute)
  2. a speech, a discourse
  3. accent (the way someone speaks)
  4. a dialect or regional variant of a language
  5. a line of dialogue in a screenplay or script

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Verb[edit]

fala

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of falar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of falar

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fala, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Indonesian pandan, Hawaiian hala).

Noun[edit]

fala

  1. the screw pine, pandanus, Pandanus tectorius
  2. a woven mat made from the leaves of the pandanus

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala f

  1. genitive singular of fuil

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *xvala

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fǎːla/
  • Hyphenation: fa‧la

Noun[edit]

fála f (Cyrillic spelling фа́ла)

  1. (colloquial) thanks

Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

fala (Cyrillic spelling фала)

  1. (colloquial) thank you!, thanks!

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Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala (ma class, plural mafala)

  1. fool (person with poor judgement or little intelligence)

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This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at fool. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see fala in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009


Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fala

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of fal

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fala Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Indonesian pandan, Hawaiian hala).

Noun[edit]

fala

  1. a woven mat usually made from the leaves of the pandanus

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