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I know the meaning of the phrase "Me cae bien":
I like him/her (in a strictly platonic sense), or He leaves a good impression
But recently I have heard the phrase
Me cae gordo (in Mexico). It's clearly a similar construction as the previous, but what does it mean? Where does the phrase come from?
Jul 29, 2013 at 3:54
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caer gordo, da a alguien otra persona
1. loc. verb. coloq. Resultarle antipática, molesta o desagradable.
Jul 29, 2013 at 8:45
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Me cae gordo means exactly the opposite :
I truly dislike him/her.
(I added the
truly to make emphasis.) As from where the expression comes, I have no clue.
Jul 29, 2013 at 5:00
While I don't have a specific source to base my claims, I believe that the usage of
gordo is closely related to certain meanings of
(as one would expect a fat person to be heavy in weight):
adj. Molesto, enfadoso, impertinente.
adj. Duro, violento, insufrible, difícil de soportar.
And actually a closely related phrase is
Jul 29, 2013 at 20:10
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