keep quiet

keep quiet(
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kway
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. guarda silencio
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)
Keep quiet. The priest is talking.Guarda silencio. El sacerdote está hablando.
b. cállate
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)
Keep quiet. I don't want anyone hearing us.Cállate. No quiero que nadie nos oiga.
c. guarde silencio
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
When we're in front of the judge, keep quiet.Cuando estemos ante el juez, guarde silencio.
d. cállese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Keep quiet! Can't you see that you're upsetting the birds?¡Cállese! ¿No se da cuenta que está perturbando a los pájaros?
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. guarden silencio (plural)
Class already started. Keep quiet.La clase ya comenzó. Guarden silencio.
b. cállense (plural)
Keep quiet, kids. I'm trying to listen to the news.Cállense, chicos. Estoy intentando escuchar las noticias.
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
3. (to stay silent)
a. guardar silencio
You must keep quiet once the movie starts.Deben guardar silencio cuando comience la película.
b. callarse
Tell those guys in front of us to keep quiet. I can't hear the music.Dile a esos chicos al frente de nosotras que se callen. No puedo oír la música.
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