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Pronunciation: /steɪ/

Translation of stay in Arabic:

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 (to remain) بَقِيَ (stem vowel = a) (I) please stay for lunch ابْقَ من فَضْلِكَ للغَداءِ to stay in bed/at home بَقِيَ في الفِراشِ \ في البَيْتِ please stay calm ابْقَ هادِئاً من فَضْلِكَ to stay put بَقِيَ في مَكانِهِ digital technology is here to stay التِكْنولوجِيا الرَقْميّةُ وُجِدَتْ لِتَبْقى
  • 2 (to have accommodation) أَقامَ (IV) to stay in a hotel/at a friend's house أَقامَ في فُنْدُقٍ \ في بَيْتِ صَديقٍ
  • 3 (to visit) to come to stay جاءَ للزِيارةِ


  • 1 (period of visit) إقامة enjoy your stay! اسْتَمْتِعْ بِإقامَتِكَ a short stay in hospital إقامة قَصيرة في المُسْتَشْفى
  • 2 [law/القانون]
    (also stay of execution)
    وَقْف التَنْفيذِ a stay of execution in the extradition proceedings وَقْف التَنْفيذِ في إجْراءاتِ التَسْليمِ

Phrasal verbs

stay away

(to remain distant) بَقِيَ بَعيداً to stay away from the water's edge بَقِيَ بَعيداً عن حافّةِ الماءِ 1.1 (not to attend) تَغَيَّبَ (V) (+ عن) to stay away from classes/work تَغَيَّبَ عن الدِراسةِ \ العَمَلِ

stay behind

[students] [workers] تَخَلَّفَ (V)

stay in

(not to go out) [children] [family] بَقِيَ في البَيْتِ

stay out

(to remain away) to stay out late/all night بَقِيَ خارِجاً لِساعةٍ مُتَأَخِّرةٍ \ طوال اللَيْلِ to stay out of sight بَقِيَ بَعيداً عن الأَنْظارِ stay out of his way ابْقَ بَعيداً عن طَريقِهِ 1.1 (to continue on strike) [workers] واصَلَ الإضْرابَ

stay up

(not go to bed) سَهِرَ (stem vowel = a) (I) we stayed up all night سَهِرْنا طوال اللَيْلِ 1.1 (not to fall down) [buildings] بَقِيَ قائِماً

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