I just published the first of two premium lessons covering the verb QUEDAR. If you’re a member, you’ll find this lesson in the Verbs podcast under the Spanish Grammar Subscription in the Member Home. If you’re not a member, you can check out my free grammar lessons HERE. We start with the reflexive form: QUEDARSE. I really enjoyed researching for this lesson as I discovered how useful QUEDARSE is in everyday Spanish conversation. I’ve never taken full advantage of its versatility.
In the premium lesson we practice using QUEDARSE to express the following ideas –
TO STAY OR REMAIN
Vamos a quedarnos en casa de los abuelos.
(We’re going to stay at our grandparents’ house.)
TO BECOME / TO BE
Me quedé contento/a con el resultado.
(I was happy with the result.)
TO KEEP DOING SOMETHING
Me lo quedé mirando.
(I stared at him.)
Ellos quieren quedarse con el cachorro.
(They want to keep the puppy.)
TO RUN OUT OF
¿Te quedaste sin dinero?
(Did you run out of money?)
TO ACCIDENTALLY LEAVE SOMETHING BEHIND
Se me quedó la cartera en casa.
(I left my purse/wallet at home.)
In the premium lesson we practice many more examples and each example is like an audio flashcard, where I leave a pause for you to say the answer in Spanish before I do. The verb QUEDARSE is now making its way into my everyday Spanish lexicon, and I hope the same for you!