guarden silencio

guarden silencio
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (imperative; second person plural)
a. be quiet
Guarden silencio, por favor. Recuerden que esto es un examen.Be quiet, please. Remember this is an exam.
b. keep quiet
La señal decía, "Guarden silencio, por favor. Esto es una biblioteca".The sign said, "Keep quiet, please. This is a library."
c. keep silent
Guarden silencio sobre esto. No se lo digan a nadie.Keep silent about this. Don't tell anyone.
2. (present subjunctive; second person plural)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tengo que pedirles que guarden silencio mientras estemos en el interior del templo.I must ask you to be quiet while we're inside the temple.
Es extraño que los periodistas guarden silencio sobre un tema tan controvertido.It's odd that the press is keeping silent about such a controversial issue.
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