be still

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be still(
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stihl
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be motionless)
a. estar quieto
The clock doesn't work. The hands are still.El reloj no funciona. Las manecillas están quietas.
b. permanecer quieto
The weather vane is still. The wind stopped blowing.La veleta permanece quieta. Dejó de soplar el viento.
2. (to be calm)
a. estar calmo
The sea is still. Let's go swimming.El mar está calmo. Vamos a nadar.
b. estar tranquilo
We'll sail away when the waters are still.Zarparemos cuando las aguas estén tranquilas.
3. (to be yet)
a. ser todavía
The sovereignty over the islands is still disputed between four countries.La soberanía sobre las islas es todavía disputada entre cuatro países.
b. estar todavía
The ship is still in the harbor.El barco está todavía en el puerto.
c. todavía ser
This is still the writer's most successful novel.Esta todavía es la novela más exitosa del escritor.
d. todavía estar
My daughter can't go to school. She is still sick.Mi hija no puede ir a la escuela. Todavía está enferma.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
4. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. estate quieto
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Shut up and be still. We're at a funeral.Cállate y estate quieto. Estamos en un funeral.
b. permanece quieto
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Be still until the bear goes away!¡Permanece quieto hasta que el oso se vaya!
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