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"Staying" is a form of "stay", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "quedarse". "Being" is a noun which is often translated as "el ser". Learn more about the difference between "being" and "staying" below.
being(
bi
-
ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (a living thing)
a. el ser
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The human being is the only species that blushes.El ser humano es la única especie que se sonroja.
There are many debates on the existence of otherworldly beings.Hay muchos debates sobre la existencia de seres de otro mundo.
2. (existence)
a. el ser
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Between being and doing, who's to say what truly makes a man?Entre el ser y el hacer, ¿quién dirá cuál verdaderamente hace al hombre?
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stay(
stey
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to remain in a fixed position)
a. quedarse
Stay where you are and don't move!¡Quédate dónde estás y no te muevas!
2. (to lodge in a place)
a. hospedarse
I loved staying at a castle in Scotland.Me encantó hospedarme en un castillo en Escocia.
b. quedarse
My parents stayed at my place this weekend.Mis padres se quedaron en mi casa este fin de semana.
c. alojarse
Where is your daughter staying during her trip to Paris?¿Dónde se alojará su hija durante su viaje a París?
A copular verb links the subject of a clause to the predicate (e.g. My brother is tall).
3. (in specified state)
a. seguir
Stay single as long as you can.Sigue soltero todo el tiempo que puedas.
b. permanecer
Please, stay quiet until the speech is over.Por favor, permanezcan en silencio hasta que se acabe el discurso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (legal)
a. aplazar
The proceedings were stayed.Se aplazó el procedimiento judicial.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (short residency)
a. la estancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Hospital stays: the shorter, the better.Las estancias en hospitales: cuanto más cortas, mejor.
b. la estadía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We wish you a pleasant stay in our hotel!¡Le deseamos una bonita estadía en nuestro hotel!
6. (architecture)
a. el soporte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The structure was held up by cement stays.La estructura fue sustentada por soportes de cemento.
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