Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday January 11, 2009
Apart from its basic meaning of fall, caer is useful for describing whether you like someone. You often use it in the phrase caer bien:
Su hermano me cae muy bien.
I like his brother a lot.
Creo que Pedro no le cayó muy bien a mi padre.
I don’t think my father liked Pedro very much, I don’t think my father really took to Pedro.
The opposite of caer bien is caer mal:
Yo le debía caer mal.
He must have disliked me, He can’t have liked me.
You can use the phrase caer gordo to mean you can’t stand someone:
Siempre me han caído mal.
I’ve never been able to stand them.
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