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Pronunciation: /steɪ/

Translation of stay in French:



  • 1 (remain) rester to stay for lunch rester (à) déjeuner
  • 2 (have accommodation) loger to stay in a hotel/with a friend loger à l'hôtel/chez un ami to stay overnight passer la nuit
  • 3 (visit) passer quelques jours (with chez)

Phrasal verbs

stay in

rester à la maison

stay out

to stay out late/all night rentrer tard/ne pas rentrer de la nuit to stay out of trouble éviter les ennuis

stay up

(waiting for sb) veiller 1.1 (as habit) se coucher tard 1.2 (not fall down) tenir

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