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al fin cayó
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (slept at last)
a. he finally fell asleep
Después de horas de arrullar a Javi, al fin cayó.After hours of lulling Javi to sleep, he finally fell asleep.
b. she finally fell asleep
A Ale le estaba costando trabajo dormir, pero después de contarle unos cuentos, al fin cayó.Ale was having trouble falling asleep, but after telling her a few stories, she finally fell asleep.
c. finally fell asleep
La arrullé, le di un biberón, le canté una canción de cuna, y la bebé al fin cayó.I lulled her to sleep, I gave her a bottle, I sang her a lullaby, and the baby finally fell asleep
2. (was caught at last)
a. he was finally caught
El criminal estuvo prófugo por muchos años, pero al fin cayó.The criminal was a fugitive for many years, but he was finally caught.
b. she was finally caught
La policía buscó a la estafadora hasta que al fin cayó.The police looked for the swindler until she was finally caught.
c. was finally caught
La asesina en serie al fin cayó, y la llevarán a una prisión de máxima seguridad.The serial killer was finally caught, and she'll be taken to a maximum security prison.
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