facilitar
v conj to provide

facilitat
n 1. (f) ease
2. (f) ability / aptitude

expr amb facilitat
easily

factura
n (f) bill / invoice

expr passar factura (una cosa a algú)
to prove costly / to be costly / to take its toll
Però la falta de partits li va passar factura. - But his lack of match fitness proved costly (or took its toll).

fajol
n (m) buckwheat

falta
n 1. (f) lack
2. (f) absence
3. (f) [ESPORT] foul
4. (f) (minor) offence (Br.) / (minor) offense (Am.) / misdemeanour
5. (f) mistake / error

expr fer falta
to be necessary / to be needed

fam
n 1. (f) hunger
2. (f) famine

familiaritzat
adj familiar / au fait
Estar familiaritzat amb alguna cosa. - To be familiar with something / to be au fait with something.

far
n 1. (m) headlight / headlamp (Br.)
2. (m) lighthouse
3. (m) beacon
Un far de la democràcia. - A beacon of democracy.
Un far de la llibertat. - A beacon of freedom.

farga
n (f) forge

fariseu
n (m / f) pharisee

farsa
n (f) farce

fart
adj fed up

n 1. (m / f) greedy (man / woman / boy....) / greedy guts (Br.) (col·loq)
2. (m) binge

expr estar fart (d'alguna cosa)
to be fed up (with / of something)

fascinar
v conj to fascinate / to captivate

fatal
adj 1. inevitable / unavoidable
2. fateful
3. fatal
4. terrible / awful

expr passar-ho fatal
to have an awful (o terrible) time

expr sentir-se fatal
to feel terrible (o awful)

fàtua
n (f) fatwa

faula
n 1. (f) fable
2. (f) lie / falsehood / untruth

fauna
n (f) fauna / wildlife

favorit
adj favourite (Br.) / favorite (Am.)

n (m / f) favourite (Br.) / favorite (Am.)

feble
adj weak

febrer
n (m) February

feix
n 1. (m) sheaf / bundle
2. (m) [de llum] shaft / beam
Feix d'electrons. - Electron beam.

felicitació
n felicitacions (fpl) congratulations

feltre
n (m) felt

femení
adj feminine

fenigrec
n (m) fenugreek

fer
v conj 1. to do
2. to make
3. to play
Ella va fer de Ventafocs. - She played Cinderella.
4. [~ + període de temps] ago
Fa molt / fa molt (de) temps. - A long time ago.
Fa tres dies que plou. - It has been raining for three days.
Fa un any que van començar els bombardejos. - The bombing started a year ago.

ferm
adj 1. firm / steady
2. unwavering / steadfast / unflinching

ferotge
adj fierce / ferocious

festa
n (f) party / holiday

festiu
adj 1. cheerful
2. festive

expr dia festiu
(m) public holiday / bank holiday (Br.)

festival
n (m) festival

fi
n 1. (f) end
2. (f) purpose / aim

adj 1. fine / thin
2. refined / polite
3. soft / delicate
4. sharp / acute / keen
5. subtle
Té un sentit de l'humor molt fi. - He's got a very subtle sense of humor.
6. fine
nota: Elaborat amb molta cura o d'una qualitat extrema.

expr a fi de
in order to

expr per fi
at last

expr posar fi a (alguna cosa)
to put an end to (something)

ficció
n (f) fiction

figuera
n (f) fig tree

expr figuera de Bengala
(f) banyan

expr figuera de moro
(f) prickly pear

Fiji
n (fpl) Fiji

fila
n 1. (f) line
2. (f) rank

expr en fila índia
in single file

expr esperar en fila
to wait in line

expr tancar files
to close ranks

fills
n 1. (m) children
2. (mpl) sons

filosòfic
adj philosophical / philosophic

final
adj last / final

n (f) final

finança
n (f) finance

finançament
n (m) funding / financing

finestra
n (f) window

expr finestra emergent
(f) pop-up (window)

fins
prep until

expr fins al moment
(up) until now / thus far

expr fins ara
1. up to now / (up) until now / so far
nota: El gir 'fins ara' se sol traduir en anglès per 'so far' si la situació continua igual i per 'until now' si es vol implicar que la situació ha canviat o està a punt de canviar. Exemples contrastats: 1. Fins ara no hem pogut fer res - We haven't been able to do anything so far (la situació continua igual). 2. Fins ara no hem pogut fer fes, però amb aquest nou medicament hi ha esperança - Until now we haven't been able to do anything, but with this new medicine there is hope.
2. see you!

expr fins aviat
see you soon! / see you later!

fira
n (f) fair / market

fiscal
adj fiscal / tax / financial

n (m / f) prosecutor

fiscalitat
n (f) taxation (system)

físic
adj physical

n 1. physicist
2. (m) [dona] figure / [home / atleta] physique

físicament
adv physically

fita
n (f) watershed / landmark

fitxa
n 1. (f) (index) card
2. (f) token

fix
adj fixed

fixar
v conj 1. to fix / to fasten / to attach
2. to fix / to set / to settle on / to decide on (un preu / una hora / una data)
3. [foto] to fix
fixar-se
1. fixar-seto focus on / to pay attention to / to observe
2. fixar-seto notice / to see

fletxa
n (f) arrow

expr fletxa litoral
(f) spit

floreta
n (f) compliment / flirtatious remark
Tirar una floreta. - To give a compliment / to make a flirtatious remark.

florit
adj 1. [que té flors] flowery
Un vestit florit. - A flowery dress.
2. [llenguatge / estil] florid / flowery
3. [que té floridura] moldy (Am.) / mouldy (Br.)

n (m) mold (Am.) / mould (Br.)

fogó
n (m) stove

folgat
adj 1. [ropa] baggy
2. [victòria] comfortable

foment
n (m) promotion

fomentar
v conj to promote

fonamentalment
adv fundamentally

fonda
n (f) inn

fongs
n (m) fungus

fons
n 1. (m) bottom
2. (m) back / far end
El fons del despatx. - The back of the office.
3. (m) essential thing / most important thing
4. (m) background
5. (m) fund

expr a fons
in depth

expr fons de cobertura
(m) hedge fund

expr fons d'inversió lliure
(m) hedge fund

font
n 1. (f) source
2. (f) fountain

expr font de dades
(f) data source

expr font d'energia
(f) energy source

força
n (f) force

adv very / well

expr força centrípeta
(f) centripetal force

expr foça electromotriu
(f) electromotive force

expr forces armades
(f) armed forces

forçar
v conj 1. to force
2. to rape

forestal
adj forest / forestry

expr ciència forestal
(f) forestry

forja
n 1. (f) forge / smithy
2. (f) forging

forjar
v conj to forge

forma
n (f) shape

expr en forma
fit / in shape

formació
n 1. (f) training
Formació a l'empresa. - In-house training.
Formació a mida. - Customized training.
2. (f) formation

formalitzar
v conj to make (something) official

format
n (m) format

fòrmica
n (f) formica

fórmula
n 1. (f) formula
2. (f) prescription

expr fórmula 1
(f) Formula 1

forn
n 1. (m) oven
2. (m) bakery

expr forn de pa
(m) bakery

expr alt forn
(m) blast furnace

expr coure al forn
to bake

fortalesa
n 1. (f) strength
2. (f) fortress

fortuna
n 1. (f) fate
2. (f) luck / fortune
3. (f) (diners) fortune

expr costar una fortuna
to cost a fortune

expr fer fortuna
1. to make your fortune / to get rich
2. to be successful

expr pagar una fortuna
to pay a fortune / to pay through the nose

expr per fortuna
fortunately / luckily

expr provar fortuna
to try your luck

expr valer una fortuna
to be worth a fortune

fòrum
n (m) forum

expr Fòrum Econòmic Mundial
(m) World Economic Forum

fos
v conj 1. first and third person singular form of the imperfect subjunctive of the verb 'ser'
Si jo fos policia li hauria posat una multa. - If I were a policeman I would have given him a ticket.
Ningú va dir que fos fàcil. - Nobody said it was easy.
2. past participle of the verb 'fondre'
S'ha fos la bombeta. - The bulb's blown.
El gel s'ha fos. - The ice has melted.

foto
n (f) photo

expr foto en color
(f) colour (Br.) / color (Am.) photo

expr foto en blanc i negre
(m) black and white photo

fotobloc
n (m) photoblog
givOR

fractura
n (f) fracture

franc
n (m) franc
Franc francès. - French franc.
Franc suís. - Swiss franc.

adj 1. free
2. candid / frank

expr de franc
free / for nothing / for free / gratis

francmaçoneria
n (f) freemasonry

franja
n 1. (f) strip
2. (f) band / border

expr franja horària
(f) time slot

expr La Franja de Gaza
The Gaza Strip

franquícia
n 1. (f) exemption
2. (f) [assegurances] excess
3. (f) [comerç] franchise

franquisme
n (m) Francoism

franquista
adj Francoist

n (m / f) Francoist / supporter of General Franco

frare
n 1. (m) friar
2. (m) bed warmer

frenesí
n (m) frenzy

front
n 1. (m) [ANAT] forehead / brow
2. (m) [METEOR] front
3. (m) (mil.) front
4. (m) front

expr front càlid
(m) warm front

expr front fred
(m) cold front

expr fer front
to face (up to) / to confront

fructífer
adj fruitful

fruit
n (m) fruit

expr fruit sec
(m) nut

fruita
n (f) fruit

expr fruita dessecada
(f) dried fruit

expr fruita seca
(f) nut

fulletó
n (m) soap opera

funció
n (f) function

expr en funcions
acting / interim

funcional
adj functional

funcionalitat
n (f) functionality

funcionament
n (m) running / functioning

funcionariat
n (m) civil servants (Br.)

fundació
n 1. (f) foundation
La Fundació Jaume Bofill. - The Jaume Bofill Foundation.
2. (f) founding
Des de la seva fundació fins els nostres dies. - From its founding to the present day.

funerari
adj funeral

fusió
n 1. (f) melting
2. (f) fusion
3. (f) [FIN] merger
La fusió de Gaz de France i Suez. - The merger between Gaz de France and Suez.
4. (f) [ALIM] fusion
5. (f) [MÚSICA] fusion

expr fusió-jazz
(f) fusion jazz

expr fusió nuclear
(f) nuclear fusion

expr cuina de fusió
(f) fusion cuisine
Cuina de fusió japonesa. - Japanese fusion cuisine.

expr punt de fusió
(m) melting point

fusta
n 1. (f) wood
2. (f) timber
3. (f) [MÚSICA] woodwind
4. (f) [golf] wood / driver

expr de fusta
wooden

expr justa la fusta
exactly! / spot on!

futur
n (m) future

adj future


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