B1 Level. Quedar & Quedarse

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

How many uses and meanings does the verb quedar have?. Surely many times you have asked yourself this. In this post I show you some of the different ways of using the verb quedar. You also have examples with the verb quedar and exercises with the verb quedar.

The verb stay means two different things:

1. Quedar for Agreements.

Agree with another person to meet in a certain place and time.

  • – ¿Cómo quedamos?

En Sol a las cinco y media.

  • He quedado con Jaime para ir a cenar mañana. I'm meeting Jaime to go to dinner tomorrow.

  • Quedé con Yolanda, pero no se presentó. I stayed with Yolanda, but she did not show up.

  • Voy a quedar con mi abogado para solucionar todo el papeleo. I'm going to meet my attorney to sort out all the paperwork.

  • Quedamos en que me llamarías. We agreed that you would call me.

  • He quedado en ir mañana a comer con mis padres. I have agreed to go tomorrow to eat with my parents.

  • Mis padres han quedado en llevarme a mi restaurante favorito. My parents have arranged to take me to my favorite restaurant.

2. Keep a Quantity (which will then disappear).

  • A mí me quedan 25 euros. I have 25 euros left.

  • ¿Te quedan todavía entradas para el circo?. Do you still have tickets for the circus?

3. Using quedar for Appearances

How someone or something looks can be stated using quedar.

  • La camisa le queda bien. The shirt looks good on him. Or, the shirt fits him well.

  • No contestaré las preguntas que me hagan quedar mal. I won't answer questions that make me look bad.

4. Status change

  • Me quedé dormido cuando empezó la película. I fell asleep when the movie started.

  • Le expliqué lo que pasó y se quedó tranquilo. I explained what happened and he was calm.

  • Cuando te cuenta la verdad te vas a quedar callado. When he tells you the truth, you will remain silent.

  • Creo que me estoy quedando calvo. I think I'm going bald.

  • Si escuchas la tele con el volumen al máximo te vas a quedar sordo. If you listen to TV with the volume at maximum you will be deaf.

  • Se quedó embarazada de trillizos. She became pregnant with triplets.

5. Using quedarse

The verb quedarse means to be, to stay in a place instead of leaving.

  • –¿Te vas de vacaciones? You go on holiday?

–No, me quedo en Madrid. No, I'm staying in Madrid.

  • Parece que va a llover, prefiero quedarme en casa. It looks like it's going to rain, I'd rather stay home

  • - ¿Dónde te quedaste cuando estuviste en Nueva York? Where did you stay when you were in New York?

- Me quedé en un AirBnb. I stayed in an AirBnb.

  • ¿Dónde te quedarás si te deja tu novia? Where will you stay if your girlfriend leaves you?

Let's practice

Quiz activity No 1. ¿Cuál es la opción correcta?

a) Juan __________ hoy en casa.

___ quedarse

___ se ha quedado

___ ha quedado

b) Juan está _______ calvo

___ quedándose

___ quedando

c) A Juan no le gusta quedarse ____________ la misma habitación

____ con 

____ en 

d) Mañana no va a llover: ¿ ___________  para ir a la playa

___ quedamos

___ nos quedamos

Audiovisual comprehension to practice oral and written expression. No. 2: "Cita a ciegas".

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