Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday August 12, 2011

quedarse, reflexive verb:
to keep; to take

Quedarse is a very commonly used verb which it’s useful to get to know in its many different meanings. It means to keep in several contexts.

No me sirve más, quédatelo tú.
I don’t need it any more, you keep it.

You also use quedarse with con before the thing that you keep:

Cuando nos separamos, se quedó con el coche.
When we split up she kept the car.

And if you want to tell someone to keep the change, the phrase is ¡Quédese con la vuelta!

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