caer vs. caerse
¿Cuál es la diferencia?
caer – to fall
caigo
caes
cae
caemos
caéis
caen
La lámpara.
El bote de basura
La lámpara cae del bote de basura.
la piña
La vaca
La piña cae de la vaca
Los fuegos artificiales caen del cielo.
caerse – to fall down
me caigo nos caemos
te caes
os caéis
se cae
se caen
El hombre se cae en el agua.
Los niños se caen.
hombresese
cae
ElElhombre
cae
de
laslas
escaleras.
de
escaleras.
What’s up with the word ‘se’?
• It’s a reflexive pronoun. When you
use a reflexive pronoun, it makes the
verb reflexive.
• That means the action of the verb
reflects back to the person doing the
action.
• The person doing the action is the
subject of the sentence.
¿Entienden Uds.?
(Do you all understand?)
Please write the reflexive pronouns on
your ‘go’ verbs notes next to ‘caerse’.
(leave room for the English)
(Spanish)
me
nos
te
os
se
se
Please write the reflexive pronouns on
your ‘go’ verbs notes next to ‘caerse’
(English)
myself
ourselves
yourself
yourselves
yourself
yourselves
himself
themselves
herself
itself
So when you conjugate caerse…
• 1. cut off the ‘se’ (caerse)
• 2. write the reflexive pronouns in the chart.
me
te
se
nos
os
se
• 3. add the conjugated pieces of caer.
me caigo
te caes
se cae
nos caemos
os caéis
se caen
¿Entienden Uds.?
(Does everyone understand?)
caerse – to fall down
(Spanish)
me caigo nos caemos
te caes
os caéis
se cae
se caen
caerse – to fall down
(English literal meaning)
I fall myself down
You fall yourself down
You fall yourself down
He falls himself down
She falls herself down
It falls itself down
We fall ourselves down
Y’all fall yourselves down
Y’all fall yourselves down
They fall themselves down
Please describe, in Spanish, what’s
going on in the picture.
El hombre – the man
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going on in the picture.
La mujer – the woman
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going on in the picture.
Ellos - they
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going on in the picture.
El árbol – the tree
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going on in the picture.
Los libros – the books
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going on in the picture.
Ella - she
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going on in the picture.
El edificio – the
building
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going on in the picture.
Los niños – the boys
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going on in the picture.
Ella - she
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going on in the picture.
La pared – the wall
Please describe, in Spanish, what’s
going on in the picture.
Las atletas – the athletes
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