- a fail
- (in the sense of an event or activity ending up as a fail (a concert for instance))
- "Wie war der Urlaub."
"Ein totaler Reinfall. Wir mussten nach zwei Tagen zurückfliegen, wegen Corona."
- "How was your vacation? "
"A complete fail! We had to fly back after two days, because of Corona."
Taken literally, "einfallen" means "to fall into". But the meaning that makes it one of the most useful German verbs is a little more abstract ;)
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