guardar silencio

guardar silencio(
gwahr
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dahr
 
see
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lehn
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syoh
)
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. (not to speak)
a. to be quiet
Guarda silencio, hijo. El bebé está durmiendo.Be quiet, son. The baby is sleeping.
b. to keep quiet
Por favor, guarden silencio durante la película.Please keep quiet during the movie.
c. to keep silent
Por favor, guarden silencio para que todos podamos escuchar lo que dice el orador.Please keep silent so that all of us can hear what the speaker is saying.
d. to remain silent
En el pasillo del hospital, había un letrero pidiendo a la gente que guardara silencio.At the hospital corridor, there was a sign asking people to remain silent.
2. (not to mention something)
a. to keep silent
Hasta ahora he guardado silencio, pero las cosas han ido demasiado lejos.I've kept silent so far, but things have gone too far.
b. to remain silent
La familia ha guardado silencio al respecto y se ha negado a hacer declaraciones a los medios.The family has remained silent about it and has refused to talk to the media.
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