An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (up to a certain time)
a. todavía
Does your friend still live in London?¿Tu amigo todavía vive en Londres?
b. aún
They still hadn't started eating when I arrived.Aún no habían empezado a comer cuando llegué.
2. (even so)
a. aun así
I've been saving the whole year and I still can't afford it.Estuve ahorrando todo el año y aun así no me alcanza el dinero.
b. todavía
I slept for ten hours, but I'm still tired.Dormí por diez horas, pero todavía tengo sueño.
3. (with comparatives)
a. aún
He lusted after still greater power.Codiciaba aún más poder.
b. todavía
Cookies are great, but donuts are better still.Las galletas son buenas, pero las donas son todavía mejor.
4. (motionless)
a. inmóvil
The sentry stood as still as a statue.El guardia se quedó tan inmóvil como una estatua.
b. quieto
If you do not sit still, you will have to go to the principal's office.Si no te quedas quieto, tendrás que ir a la oficina del director.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (motionless)
a. quieto
When you sleep, you are as still as a corpse.Cuando duermes, estás tan quieto como un cadáver.
6. (calm)
a. tranquilo
He sat contemplating the still waters of the lake.Estaba sentado, contemplando las aguas tranquilas del lago.
7. (not carbonated) (United Kingdom)
a. sin gas
I'll have a still mineral water, please.Tomaré un agua mineral sin gas, por favor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (calm)
a. la quietud
(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).
I listened to a bird sing in the still of the early morning.Escuché el cantar de un pájaro en la quietud de la madrugada.
9. (photography)
a. el fotograma
(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).
We have exclusive stills from the set of the new movie.Tenemos fotogramas exclusivos desde el set de la nueva película.
10. (apparatus)
a. el alambique
(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).
I'd like to build my own still to make alcohol.Me gustaría construir mi propio alambique para producir alcohol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
11. (to silence)
a. acallar
Don't try to still your mind.No intentes acallar tu mente.
12. (to calm)
a. calmar
She tried to still her beating heart.Intentaba calmar su corazón que le palpitaba con fuerza.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (distilling equipment)
a. el alambique
(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).
still [stɪl]
stiller (comparative)stillest (superlative)
1 (motionless) [+person, hands] inmóvil; quieto; [+air] en calma; manso; [+water] quieto; manso
his hands were never still \COB1 She was very still and white
try to hold it still intenta que no se te mueva
to keep still quedarse quieto
keep still! ¡no te muevas!; ¡quédate quieto!
to lie still
she lay still estaba tendida sin moverse
to sit/stand still estarse quieto
sit/stand still! ¡estáte quieto!; ¡quieto!; time stood still el tiempo se detuvo; her heart stood still se le paró el corazón
still waters run deep las apariencias engañan, es más inteligente de lo que parece
he lay still in bed, sleeping deeply
2 (quiet, calm) [+place, night] tranquilo; silencioso
the forest was very still
all was still todo estaba en calma
It was very still and quiet in our room The night was still and clear It was a still, chilly early morning
a still, small voice una voz queda
a still, small voice that urges caution ...the still, small voice that speaks at unexpected times and in unexpected places
3 (not fizzy) [+orange drink, mineral water] sin gas
1 (quiet)
in the still of the night en el silencio de la noche
2 (Cine) fotograma (m)
transitive verb
1 (silence) [+protest, voice] acallar; (calm) [+waves] calmar; [+storm] calmar; apaciguar
he wanted to still the gossiping tongues quería acallar los rumores
He raised a hand to still Alex's protest By the Sixties such voices were all stilled
2 (allay) [+doubt, fear] disipar; [+anger] aplacar
He had leapt on to a table and was trying to still the panic His statement was a way of stilling doubts and silencing rumours
intransitive verb
the roar of the crowd stilled to an expectant murmur el rugido de la multitud se apagó hasta convertirse en un murmullo de expectación
Her crying slowly stilled
still life (n) (Art) naturaleza (f) muerta; bodegón (m)
still [stɪl]
1 (up to this/that time) todavía; aún
she still lives in London todavía or aún vive en Londres; sigue viviendo en Londres; I still don't understand sigo sin entender; todavía or aún no lo entiendo
at the time we were still living in Glasgow
you could still change your mind todavía or aún puedes cambiar de idea; I was very angry, I still am estaba muy enfadado, todavía or aún lo estoy; I've still got three left todavía or aún me quedan tres; there are still two more quedan dos más; todavía or aún quedan dos
he still hasn't come
2 (nevertheless, all the same) aun así; de todas formas
I didn't win, still, it's been a good experience no he ganado, pero aun así or de todas formas or con todo, ha sido una buena experiencia; I'm still going, even if it rains iré de todas formas, incluso si llueve; his mother was Canadian, Irish-Canadian, but still Canadian su madre era canadiense, irlandesa y canadiense, pero con todo or aun así canadiense; still, it was worth it pero en fin, valió la pena; whatever they have done, they are still your parents a pesar de todo lo que han hecho, siguen siendo tus padres
I've got to find the money from somewhere. Still, that's my problem.
3 (besides, in addition) todavía; aún
is he being told one thing by you, another by his friends, and still another by his sister?
the next day there were still more problems al día siguiente había todavía or aún más problemas; the hall was full and there were still more people waiting outside el vestíbulo estaba lleno y había todavía or aún más gente esperando fuera; still another possibility would be to ... e incluso otra posibilidad sería ...
on the other side of the room was still another portrait of the Chairman
4 (with compar) (even) todavía; aún
more serious still still more serious aún or todavía más grave; más grave aún or todavía
you need a rest, better still, have a holiday necesitas un descanso, mejor todavía or aún, tómate unas vacaciones; worse still, the disease seems to be spreading (lo que es) peor todavía or aún, la enfermedad parece propagarse
still more expensive
Translate still relating to time using todavía or aún (with an accent):
They are still working for the same company Todavía or Aún están trabajando en la misma empresa
Both todavía and aún normally come before the verb group in this meaning.
Alternatively, use seguir + gerund (with or without todavía/aún):
They are still working for the same company Siguen or Todavía siguen or Aún siguen trabajando en la misma empresa
Still with more, less and other comparatives is normally translated by todavía or aún (with an accent):
More important still are the peace talks Todavía or Aún más importantes son las negociaciones de paz
He lowered his voice still further Bajó la voz todavía or aún más
Within a couple of weeks matters got still worse Al cabo de dos semanas los problemas empeoraron todavía or aún más
Whenever it is synonymous with todavía, aún carries an accent.
still [stɪl]
(for alcohol) alambique (m)
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