In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(to the ground)(tree/picture/person) caerse(wall/house) venirse abajo(wall/house) derrumbarseI fell down the stairs — me caí por la escalera
- he fell down on his knees and prayed — se arrodilló y se puso a rezar
2(fail)(plan) fracasar(plan) fallarwhere the book falls down is in … — donde el libro falla es en …
- to fall down on sth — fallar en algo
- I tend to fall down on my biology — donde suelo fallar / donde no estoy muy fuerte es en biología
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