falls

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English[edit]

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  • (file)

Noun[edit]

falls (plural falls)

  1. A waterfall.
    Niagara Falls

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

falls

  1. plural form of fall

Verb[edit]

falls

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of fall

German[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

falls

  1. (conditional, somewhat formal) if, in the event that
    Falls es anfängt zu regnen, müssen wir das Fenster zumachen.
    If it starts raining, we need to close the window.
  2. (chiefly colloquial) in case, in order to be prepared if
    Lass uns das Fenster zumachen, falls es anfängt zu regnen.
    Let's close the window, in case it starts raining.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Falls is synonym to more common wenn (if), but has the advantage that it is unambiguously conditional, while wenn can also be temporal (meaning "when, whenever").
  • Colloquially, falls is used somewhat differently than in standard German proper. It does occur in sense 1, but infrequently. In return, it is often heard in sense 2 where formal usage would require für den Fall, dass.

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

falls n

  1. indefinite genitive singular of fall

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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falls

  1. if (in the case that)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

falls

  1. indefinite genitive singular of fall
  2. indefinite genitive plural of fall

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