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See the entry forcaído.
Past participle ofcaer.


This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 5).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not upright)
a. fallen
El leñador usó el árbol caído para hacer leña.The woodcutter chopped up the fallen tree to make firewood.
2. (hanging downward)
a. drooping (eyelids, breasts, or shoulders)
Los párpados caídos de la niña le están afectando la visión.The little girl's drooping eyelids are affecting her vision.
b. sagging (skin or breasts)
Hay ejercicios que se pueden hacer para levantar los pechos caídos.There are exercises you can do to lift sagging breasts.
c. rounded (shoulders)
Pablo tiene los hombros caídos por encorvarse frente a la computadora.Pablo has rounded shoulders from slouching over his computer.
3. (dead)
a. fallen
Habrá una ceremonia para honrar a los soldados caídos.A ceremony will be held to honor the fallen soldiers.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hubo un policía caído durante el tiroteo.A policeman was shot dead during the shooting.
Javier me habló de su hijo Estebán, caído en el frente de batalla.Javier spoke to me about his son Esteban, who had died on the battlefront.
4. (fashion)
a. cowl (neck)
Pilar se compró un suéter muy bonito con el cuello caídoPilar bought herself a very pretty sweater with a cowl neck.
b. draped (neckline)
Hay un vestido rosa de escote caído que me encanta.There's a pink dress with a draped neckline that I love.
c. low (neckline)
Victoria vestía una blusa roja de escote caído.Victoria was wearing a red blouse with a low neckline.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (dead people)
a. fallen
Se construyó un monumento en honor a los caídos.A monument was built to honor the fallen.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (árbol, hoja)
a. fallen
2. (decaído)
a. low
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
los caídosthe fallen
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(gen) fallen; [+cabeza] hanging; [+hombros] drooping; [+cuello] turndown; [+flor etc] limp; drooping
estar caído de sueño to be dead tired
1 (muerto)
los caídos the fallen; los caídos por España (en el bando franquista) those who died for Spain; monumento a los caídos war memorial; monument to the fallen
2 (México) (soborno) backhander (familiar); sweetener (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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