Caer Expressions

Falling Spanish expressions

Caer, usually "to fall," has many different meanings and is used in a number of common expressions.

caer   to fall
  to fall down, out, off
  to go down
  to decline
  to crash
  to be located
  to realize, understand
  to be captured (city)
     to fade (color)


  to be arrested
caer a   to look over, toward
caer al suelo   to fall to the ground
caer bien a uno   to suit, look good on someone
caer como chinches, moscas   to fall like flies
caer en cama   to become ill
caer enfermo   to become ill
caer en la cuenta de   to catch on to, see the opint of
caer en la red   to fall into a trap
caer en un error   to fall into an error
caer hacia   to look over, toward
caer mal a   to disagree with
caer mal a uno   to not suit, not look good on someone.
caer redondo   to fall in a heap
caer sobre   to fall/pounce on
caer un aguacero   to rain heavily, to pour (down)
caer un rayo en + noun   to be struck by lightning
caer una maldición   to be a curse on, cursed
caer una tormenta   to storm, to be stormy
caerse de + adj   to be very + adjective
caerse de miedo   to be terrified
al caer de la noche   at nightfall
dejar caer   to drop, let fall
dejarse caer   to let oneself go, fall
estar al caer   to be about to fall, happen, arrive
hacer caer   to knock down, over, off
Eso (se) cae de suyo.   That goes without saying.
Me cae(n) mal.   I don't like him/her (them).
No caigo.   I don't get it.
No me cae(n) bien.   I don't like him/her (them).
Se cae de viejo   He's so old he can hardly walk.
Ya caigo.   I see, now I understand.