sit still

sit still(
siht
 
stihl
)
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 not move)
a. quedarse quieto
Maria tried to sit still, but she was so nervous.María trataba de quedarse quieta, pero estaba muy nerviosa.
b. estarse quieto
If you can't sit still, you'll have to wait outside.Si no te puedes estar quieto, tendrás que esperar fuera.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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2. (imperative)
a. quieto
Sit still! The doctor just wants to check your ears.¡Quieto! El doctor solo te quiere revisar los oídos.
3. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. quédate 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)
Sit still, please. I need to concentrate on driving.Quédate quieto, por favor. Necesito concentrarme en manejar.
b. 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)
We're in church, Gabriel. Sit still.Estamos en la iglesia, Gabriel. Estate quieto.
4. (imperative; used to address more than one person)
a. quédense quietos (plural)
Sit still, kids. You're driving me up the wall!Quédense quietos, chicos. ¡Me están sacando de quicio!
b. estense quietos (plural)
Sit still while you're on the chairlift. I can't have you falling and getting hurt.Estense quietos mientras estén en el teleférico. No puedo dejar que se caigan y que se hagan daño.
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