fala

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See also: Fala, falá, fală, fạla, and -fala

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala f ‎(plural fales)

  1. speaking, speech

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]

Etymology[edit]

fal +‎ -a(possessive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɒlɒ]
  • Hyphenation: fa‧la

Noun[edit]

fala

  1. third-person singular (single possession) possessive of fal

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative fala
accusative falát
dative falának
instrumental falával
causal-final faláért
translative falává
terminative faláig
essive-formal falaként
essive-modal falául
inessive falában
superessive falán
adessive falánál
illative falába
sublative falára
allative falához
elative falából
delative faláról
ablative falától

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala

  1. indefinite genitive plural of falur

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fala, from Etruscan.

Noun[edit]

fala f ‎(plural fale)

  1. A siege tower

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Etruscan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala f ‎(genitive falae); first declension

  1. A siege tower.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case 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]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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]

Alternative forms[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

Quotations[edit]

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

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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

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations: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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

fála f ‎(Cyrillic spelling фа́ла)

  1. (regional, colloquial) Nonstandard form of hvála.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

fala (ma class, plural mafala)

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

Synonyms[edit]


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

Derived terms[edit]