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Pronunciation: /rɪˈmeɪn/

Translation of remain in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (+ adj or adv compl) 1.1 (continue to be) seguir*, continuar*; (stay) quedarse, permanecer* [formal] her condition remains critical su estado sigue siendo crítico, continúa en estado crítico these laws will remain in force estas leyes continuarán or permanecerán en vigor the best thing is to remain silent lo mejor es quedarse callado or es callarse he remained cheerful despite everything a pesar de todo no perdía el buen humor if the weather remains fine si sigue haciendo buen tiempo the mystery remained unsolved el misterio no se llegó a resolver or quedó sin resolver(se) he remained standing se quedó de pie please remain seated por favor no se levanten, por favor permanezcan en sus asientos [formal] I remain, yours faithfully [formal] (in letters) le saluda atentamente 1.2 (stay) quedarse, permanecer* [formal] remain here until I call you quédese aquí hasta que lo llame how long do you intend to remain in the country? ¿cuánto tiempo piensa quedarse or [formal] permanecer en el país?
    Example sentences
    • Though a silver bullet does not exist, hope remains for improved weed control.
    • However, uncertainty remains regarding the effectiveness of interventions to reduce lead hazards and blood lead levels.
    • But even so uncertainty remains as to possible changes in the state of targets between the time of missile launching and its flying.
    Example sentences
    • She met and married her husband, Lou, and remained there for the rest of her life.
    • I no longer wish to support my husband's application to remain in the UK and we are no longer together.
  • 2 2.1 (be left) quedar this is all that remains of the city esto es todo lo que queda de la ciudad a few crumbs were all that remained solo quedaban unas migajas there are less than five minutes remaining quedan menos de cinco minutos let me enjoy the few pleasures that remain (to me) déjame que disfrute de los pocos placeres que me quedan the fact remains that … el hecho es que …, sigue siendo cierto que …to remain to + infinitive/infinitivo what still remains to be done? ¿qué falta hacer?, ¿qué queda por hacer? certain questions remain to be answered hay ciertos puntos que hay que aclarar aún that remains to be seen eso está por verse it only remains for us to say goodbye ya solo nos queda despedirnos all that remains is for this last restriction to be lifted lo único que falta or [formal] resta es que se levante esta última restricción to remain behind quedarse 2.2
    (remaining present participle/participio presente)
    they spent the remaining day in Paris pasaron el día que les quedaba en París the remaining ten pounds can be paid later las diez libras restantes or que quedan or que faltan pueden pagarse más adelante
    Example sentences
    • In the end, with absolutely no time remaining, a deal was cut.
    • If the Court pleases, there are nine matters remaining for me to deal with.
    • Twelve minutes remained to be played, and four more were added.

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