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"Critical" is an adjective which is often translated as "crítico", and "fall in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "caerse". Learn more about the difference between "critical" and "fall in" below.
critical(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (negative)
a. crítico
The priest was critical of the values of today's youth.El sacerdote fue crítico con respecto a los valores de los jóvenes de hoy en día.
2. (very serious)
a. crítico
Income inequality is a critical problem. If left unchecked, revolution is inevitable.La desigualdad de ingresos es un problema crítico. Si no se controla, la revolución es inevitable.
3. (decisive)
a. crítico
The climate accord came at a critical juncture for the planet.El acuerdo climático se dio en una coyuntura crítica para el planeta.
b. fundamental
The lopsided terms of World War I's peace treaty were a critical cause of World War II.Los términos desiguales del tratado de paz de la Primera Guerra Mundial fueron una causa fundamental de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
4. (analytical)
a. de la crítica
The play was met with critical disdain.La obra de teatro fue recibida con un desdén de la crítica.
5. (physics)
a. crítico
Dark matter is at least 99% of the universe and as such brings the total density close to the critical value.La materia oscura es al menos el 99% del universo y, como tal, acerca la densidad total a su valor crítico.
6. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The patient was in critical condition after his fall from a third story window.El paciente estaba grave después de su caída de la ventana de un tercer piso.
When the doctors said he was critical, we called for the priest.Cuando los médicos dijeron que estaba en estado crítico, llamamos al sacerdote.
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fall in
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to lose one's balance)
a. caerse
Alice stepped back toward the pool and nearly fell in.Alice retrocedió hacia la piscina y casi se cae.
2. (to collapse)
a. desplomarse
The tunnel fell in, and we were trapped.Se desplomó el túnel, y nos quedamos atrapados.
3. (military; to go into formation)
a. formar
The recruits fell in and stood at attention.Los reclutas formaron y se cuadraron.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to tumble into)
a. caerse en
Leonardo wasn't paying attention to where he was going, and he fell in a hole.Leonardo no se fijaba en donde iba, y se cayó en un agujero.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
5. (military; get in formation)
a. a formar
"Fall in!" ordered the drill sergeant."¡A formar!" ordenó el sargento de instrucción.
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