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The Spanish verb caer usually carries the idea of "to fall" and can be used in a variety of situations. While many of its uses can be translated using the English verb "fall," a few cannot.

The most common uses of caer: Meaning "to fall," "to drop" or "to fall over":

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The plane fell into the ocean.

El avión cayó en el océano.

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If lemons fall to (on) you from the sky, learn to make lemonade.

Si del cielo te caen limones, aprende a hacer limonada.

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The boats dropped/fell over the cataracts/ falls .

Los barcos cayeron por las cataratas.

"por" expressing movement along, through, around, by or about:

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The car fell into the ravine. /or cliff

El coche cayó por el barranco.

"por" expressing movement along, through, around, by or about:

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For reasons unknown

Por causas que se desconocen.

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You dropped something. You let (verb 2nd pers Preterite) to drop (Infinitive) something

Dejaste caer algo.

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I'm afraid to fall.

Tengo miedo de caer.

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You’ll fall! You are going to fall

Te vas a caer.

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I dropped my keys. I let (1st Pers Preterite) to fall my keys

Dejé caer mis llaves.

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Don't drop that glass. Don't --- let ---- to fall ---- that glass.

No dejes caer ese vaso.

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He hurt himself when he fell.

Él se lastimó al caer.

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Tom dropped the ball. Tom --- let --- to fall --- the ball

Tom dejó caer la pelota.

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It could fall into the wrong hands.

Podría caer en manos equivocadas.

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The tank fell off a bridge.

El tanque se cayó de un puente.

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The same meaning can be applied figuratively:

 

Bolivian tourism declined because of the flu.

 

 

El turismo en Bolivia cayó por la gripe.

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When speaking of weather:

 

There's going to be a downpour.

 

 

Va a caer un chaparrón.

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To convey the idea of succumbing: CAER is frequently used to indicate the idea of succumbing or being overtaken by a force of some sort,

or to fall into an error.

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The man fell into the FBI's trap.

El hombre cayó en la trampa del FBI.

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Don't make the mistake of making promises you cannot keep.

No caigas en el error de prometer lo que no puedes conseguir.

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Paris fell to (under) the Nazi tanks.

París cayó bajo los tanques nazis

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After suffering from cancer, I fell into depression.

Tras padecer un cáncer, caí en depresión.

 

"Tras" -- "after"   ---- Indica que alguna cosa sucede a continuación de otra

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To "fall on" a certain date: This year my birthday falls on a Thursday.

Este año mi cumpleaños cae en jueves.

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The youth had a serious accident

El joven sufrió un grave accidente

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when he fell from the factory's roof.

al caer desde el tejado de la fábrica.