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What is the infinitive of "cae" in "Me cae bien"

Esther-L

Esther-L

Can anyone help? It's in 6.5. Also, e.g. "Jorge me cae mal."
Pascal-P

Pascal-P

It's from caer, which generally means to fall. Caer can also be used with an indirect object pronoun and bien/mal to suggest like/dislike. Eg. (El) me cae bien. I like him. Me cayó mal la comida. I didn't like the food. Me caigo bien. I like myslelf. (Caer conjugates irregularly)
Esther-L

Esther-L

Thanks for the explanation. But then why is it "Me cayo mal la comida" and nor "Me cae mal la comida?" if the subject is the food and not the person?
Pascal-P

Pascal-P

You probably just misread it. In the sentence "Me cayó mal la comida.", cayó is the third person singular (he/her/it) of caer. So iguess a more accurate transation would be "To me, the food suited badly." The subject-verb agreement is correct. Just to clear things up: Me cae mal la comida: I don't like the food. Me cayó mal la comida: I didn't like the food. I think you were thinking cayó to be the first person singular (me) of the present tense, in which case its caigo. Caer is an irregular verb. I'm sure that if you search "caer conjugation" online you'll find a detailed explanation. ;)
Esther-L

Esther-L

Yes, I really should search on line for the conjugations. Muchas Gracias!
Martin-21

Martin-21

What PP said. (Pascal P )

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