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"Fall off" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "caerse", and "fall" is a noun which is often translated as "el otoño". Learn more about the difference between "fall off" and "fall" below.
fall off
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. (to fall from)
a. caerse
Morgan broke her ankle when she fell off a chair while changing a light bulb.Morgan se rompió el tobillo cuando se cayó de una silla mientras cambiaba una bombilla.
2. (to become detached)
a. caerse de
The door slammed, and the painting fell off the wall.La puerta se cerró de un portazo, y el cuadro se cayó de la pared.
b. desprenderse de
Nadia was crushed to see the sequins falling off her leotard.Nadia quedó costernada al ver que las lentejuelas se desprendían de su malla.
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
3. (to get worse)
a. empeorar
The band's first two albums were fantastic, but after that the quality started to fall off.Los primeros dos álbumes de la banda fueron fantásticos, pero después de eso la calidad empezó a empeorar.
4. (to dwindle)
a. decaer
The network decided to cancel the show when the public ratings fell off sharply.La cadena decidió cancelar el programa cuando el índice de audiencia decayó bruscamente.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (season)
a. el otoño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fall is my favorite season of the year.El otoño es mi estación favorita del año.
2. (accident)
a. la caída
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He had a bad fall and broke his leg.Tuvo una mala caída y se rompió la pierna.
3. (decline or defeat)
a. la baja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fall of gas prices is good news for drivers.La baja de la gasolina es una buena noticia para los conductores.
b. la caída
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fall of the Aztecs is attributed to the arrival of Hernán Cortés.Se atribuye la caída del imperio azteca a la llegada de Hernán Cortés.
4. (act of falling)
a. la caída
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She watched the fall of the leaves.Vio la caída de las hojas.
5. (distance)
a. la caída
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a long fall from the top of the mountain to the valley below.Es una caída larga de la cima de la montaña hasta el valle abajo.
6. (slope)
a. el desnivel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She could easily see a fall in the field from atop the hill.Pudo ver fácilmente el desnivel del campo desde la cima del monte.
b. el declive
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The overflowing river soon caused a fall in the terrain.El río desbordado pronto causó un declive en el terreno.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to decrease)
a. caer
The temperature fell below zero.Las temperaturas cayeron bajo cero.
8. (to be defeated)
a. caer
The harbor has fallen to the enemy army.El puerto ha caído en manos del ejército enemigo.
9. (to die)
a. caer
The soldier fell in battle.El soldado cayó en el campo de batalla.
10. (to move unexpectedly towards the ground)
a. caerse
She slipped and fell on the ice.Se resbaló y se cayó en el hielo.
b. caer
The vase fell to the ground with a loud crash.El jarrón cayó al suelo con gran estrépito.
falls
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11. (waterfall)
a. el salto de agua
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The canoes were getting closer and closer to the falls.Las canoas estaban cada vez más cerca del salto de agua.
b. la caída de agua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The falls are 30 meters high.La caída de agua tiene 30 m de altura.
c. la cascada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was a wonderful spot, and in that silence you could only hear the sound of the falls.Era un paraje maravilloso, y en aquel silencio solo se escuchaba el sonido de la cascada.
d. la catarata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The falls made a deafening noise.La catarata hacía un ruido ensordecedor.
e. las cataratas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When we went to Brazil, we visited the Iguazu Falls.Cuando estuvimos en Brasil, visitamos las cataratas del Iguazú.
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