Caer – to fall

Spanish Verb Fall

Caer – to fall – is irregular in the first person singular.

yo caigo    nosotros  caemos
caes vosotros caéis
él, ella, Ud. cae ellos, ellas, Uds. caen

Caer is usually reflexive when the subject is concrete and is actually falling.

Me caigo de la cama.    I’m falling out of bed.
¡Cuidado, vas a caerte! Be careful, you’re going to fall!

When caer is used figuratively, it is not reflexive.

La tasa de interés cae cada año. The interest rate falls every year.

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