Quick answer
"Fall for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "enamorarse de", and "fall in love" is an intransitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "enamorarse de". Learn more about the difference between "fall for" and "fall in love" below.
fall for
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
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fall in love)
a. enamorarse de
I fell for him the moment we met.Me enamoré de él en el momento que nos conocimos.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be fooled)
a. tragarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Steve lied to you in the past. Don't fall for his lies again.Steve ya te mintió antes, no te vuelvas a tragar sus mentiras.
b. picar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(intransitive verb)
I told my teacher that I was sick, and he fell for it.Le dije a mi profesor que estaba enferma y picó.
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fall in love(
fal
 
ihn
 
luhv
)
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. (general)
a. enamorarse de
I fell in love with my wife the moment we met.Me enamoré de mi esposa en el momento en que nos conocimos.
I think I'm falling in love with Camila. I can't stop thinking about her.Creo que me estoy enamorando de Camila. No puedo parar de pensar en ella.
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