Translation of "stay" - English-Spanish dictionary

stay

verb uk /steɪ/

A1 to continue to be in a place, job, etc. and not leave

quedarse
The weather was bad so we stayed at home.

A2 to spend a short period of time in a place

alojarse
We stayed in a hotel.

B1 to continue to be in a particular state

permanecer
The supermarket stays open late.
→ Phrasal verbs stay behind , stay in , stay out
noun uk /steɪ/

B1 a period of time that you spend in a place

estancia
Did you enjoy your stay in Tokyo?

(Translation of “stay” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

stay

verb /stei/

to remain (in a place) for a time, eg while travelling, or as a guest etc

permanecer
We stayed three nights at that hotel / with a friend / in Paris
Aunt Mary is coming to stay (for a fortnight)
Would you like to stay for supper?
Stay and watch that television programme.

to remain (in a particular position, place, state or condition)

permanecer
The doctor told her to stay in bed
He never stays long in any job
Stay away from the office till your cold is better
Why won’t these socks stay up?
Stay where you are – don’t move!
In 1900, people didn’t realize that motor cars were here to stay.
stay behind phrasal verb

to remain in a place after others have left it

permanecer; quedarse
They all left the office at five o’clock, but he stayed behind to finish some work.
stay in phrasal verb

to remain in one’s house etc and not go out of doors

permanecer, quedarse
I’m staying in tonight to watch television.
stay out phrasal verb

to remain out of doors and not return to one’s house etc

estar fuera
The children mustn’t stay out after 9 p.m.
stay put

to remain where placed

permanecer en el lugar
Once a child can crawl, he won’t stay put for long.
stay up phrasal verb

not to go to bed

estar levantados
The children wanted to stay up and watch television.

(Translation of “stay” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)