caer en
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caer en
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 drop into)
a. to fall into
Bueno, parece que el balón cayó en el río, así que no creo que lo recuperemos.Well, it looks like the ball fell into the river, so I don't think we'll get it back.
b. to fall on
Una bomba cayó en la iglesia durante la guerra.A bomb fell on the church during the war.
c. to fall in
El anillo cayó en la grieta y no sabemos cómo sacarlo.The ring fell in the crack, and we don't know how to get it out.
2. (to succumb to)
a. to fall into
Tras la crisis financiera, millones de personas cayeron en la pobreza.After the financial crisis, millions of people fell into poverty.
3. (to be fooled)
a. to fall into
El rey no esuchó a sus consejeros y cayó en la trampa de sus enemigos.The king didn't listen to his advisors and fell into the trap set by his enemies.
b. to fall for
No puedo creer que hayas caído en el truco más viejo de la historia.I can't believe you fell for the oldest trick in the book.
4. (to happen on)
a. to fall on (day)
Mi cumpleaños cae en viernes este año, así que organizaré una tremenda fiesta.My birthday falls on a Friday this year, so I'm going to throw a big party.
b. to be in (year, season, month)
Los carnavales caen en marzo este año, ¿no? - No. Caen en febrero.Carnival is in March this year, right? - No. It's in February.
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