In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in specified place, position)quedarsepermanecer formalhe stayed in the country for two weeks — se quedó dos semanas en el país
- stay there — quédate ahí
- stay close to us — no te alejes de nosotros
- (to dog) stay! — ¡quieto!
- he managed to stay ahead — logró mantenerse a la cabeza
- unemployment is here to stay — el desempleo se ha convertido en un problema permanente
- to stay put — quedarse
- She is a special guest who stays at the hotel on her regular bi-annual visits to Pattaya.
- Her parents are unable to care for her and the hospital she is temporarily staying in is poorly equipped.
- The villas we stayed in were positioned half way up a hill.
- We're going to stay overnight at a hotel here.
- ‘Imagine that you have guests staying with you,’ he continued.
- The 30 people staying at the guest house had been woken up by the noise and he had told them it was not a normal occurrence here.
- We really are pleased with Rosaleen and hope she will continue to stay with us in Pound Street.
- We stayed down there and our friends put us up in a hotel overnight, he added.
- I've been staying down South, but I have to head off again straight away and I don't want to be lugging this thing round.
- They're staying in a friend's vacant apartment to save on costs.
- The rest of the crowd consists of family friends whom Tristan doesn't know, as well as a couple of guests staying at the Inn through the holidays.
- Do you mind if he stays with you while we go see your mother?
- The young people would stay there temporarily until a site was found to construct a purpose-built hostel for the scheme.
- At Mandarin Oriental hotels, people don't just stay the night, they feel part of a club.
- Call your house and tell them you're staying at a friend's house because you don't want to drive home and stay the night with me.
- I'll pay for your round-trip ticket and you can stay in the guest room at my house.
- I usually stayed in the guest room with Terry during those days.
- We stayed overnight at a hotel, and in the morning we went to a train station.
- They all stayed with local families and a busy schedule of activities was organised.
- That night the four brothers stayed in the guest chambers of the castle.
1.2(in specified state)stay still/single — quédate quieto/soltero
- please try and stay sober — por favor trata de no emborracharte
- we stayed friends despite everything — seguimos siendo amigos a pesar de todo
- I couldn't stay awake — no podía mantenerme despierto
- long may it stay that way — ojalá siga así muchos años
- it's forecast to stay wet — pronostican que va a seguir lloviendo
2.1(remain, not leave)quedarseshe didn't stay to the end — no se quedó hasta el final
- I mustn't stay late — no debo quedarme hasta tarde
- can you stay to / for dinner? — ¿te puedes quedar a cenar?
- It was so hot we decided to stay outside at half time for our team talk.
- She later called to explain she had decided to stay at the Lancashire resort for longer.
- I could have stayed, but I decided that I wouldn't have been playing often enough.
- We decided not to stay here, as there were better beaches to be found.
- The gig was so successful the band decided to stay together, and since then Wards Xpress has released three albums.
- He almost came here, as a lot of us did, and then he decided to stay in Canada.
- He has decided to stay in Erinsborough, and he will be moving in with Lou.
- This year they've decided to stay in their village because it just isn't safe to leave their home and head for Baghdad.
- Alex's mother went to Greece for a holiday, met his father, fell in love, and decided to stay there.
- She decided not to stay at her home that night and later found it had been entered during the night and some pictures had been broken.
- After a nap, we realise the march has begun without us and decide to stay in bed.
- Maddie, at the last minute, decided to stay behind and finish some work on deadline.
- Edward was scheduled to sit another of his exams on Monday and had decided to stay at home on Sunday to study.
- Irene decided to stay in Ireland for the time being and has starred in several of Bryan's shows since.
- Several of the passengers decided to stay in that city and refused to go on to Little Rock.
- It was up to the employee to decide whether to stay in a stressful job.
- Lee decided to stay in New Zealand and her attention was drawn back into the arts.
- If Hernan decides to stay, I don't want him coming to me later and saying he wants to go.
- Anni was supposed to have been with him in the car that day but she decided to stay home with their two young children.
- As our building was hurricane safe and off the ocean, my husband and I decided to stay in our condo.
2.2(reside temporarily)quedarsehospedarsealojarsequedarseI'm staying with friends — me estoy quedando en casa de unos amigos
- we stayed at the Hilton — nos hospedamos / nos alojamos / nos quedamos en el Hilton
- he's staying with us over Easter — va a pasar la Semana Santa con nosotros
- my aunt came to stay — mi tía vino a quedarse unos días
- can Matthew stay the night? — ¿Matthew se puede quedar a dormir / a pasar la noche?
3archaic(wait)¡espera!¡un segundo!¡un momento!
1(survive)(distance/pace) aguantar(distance/pace) resistir
2(suspend)(execution/sentence) suspendersomething stayed her — algo la detuvo
1(time)estadía feminine Latin Americaestancia feminine Spain Mexicoduring our stay in Madrid — durante nuestra estancia en Madrid Spain Mexico
- I'd like to go for a longer stay — me gustaría ir a quedarme más tiempo
- after an overnight stay in Paris — después de hacer noche / después de pernoctar en París
- during her stay in hospital — mientras estuvo en el hospital
2Lawstay of execution — suspensión del cumplimiento de la sentencia feminine
3Architecture Buildingsoporte masculinepuntal masculine
4stays plHistory Clothingcorsé masculine
1(rope, wire)estay masculine
- A few minutes later I was shinning up the mast to whip a flag halyard to the stays.
- The cable stays were then stressed to their final length.
- The stays were prefabricated parallel wire cables.
- The solid awning was supported by vertical stays.
- Britannia footbridge has been lifted into place and the cable stays are being fitted to support the bridge.
- The mast will not come down until something else has broken because as long as all the stays and such are in place, the mast will stay.
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