cae mal
phrase
1. (third person singular) 
Es un hombre muy arrogante, y cae mal.He's a very arrogant man, and people don't like him.
Ella intenta ser simpática, pero por algún motivo, cae mal.She tries to be nice, but for some reason, people don't like her.
Juan cae mal al principio porque es muy tímido y la gente piensa que es antipático.People don't like Juan at first because he's very shy and they think he's unfriendly.
2. (formal) (second person singular) 
Cae mal porque usted no se esfuerza en absoluto por caer bien.People don't like you because you don't make any effort at all to be liked.
3. (culinary) 
Come algo si vas a tomar una a aspirina porque cae mal cuando tienes el estómago vacío.Eat something if you're going to take an aspirine because it doesn't sit well on an empty stomach.
Yo creo que el pimiento cae mal a estas horas de la noche.I think pepper doesn't sit well at this time of night.
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