"Creo que me voy a quedar aquí."

Translation:I believe I am going to stay here.

September 19, 2013



Why is the 'me' necessary here? Where's the difference?

March 9, 2014


Quedar needs the reflexive so it can mean «to stay».

September 28, 2014


I was just about to ask the very same thing.

June 23, 2017


why " Creo que voy a quedar aquí " couldn't be accepted??? I can't understand. Beg for your kind answer. thanks.

August 11, 2014


Quedar needs the flexive to mean «to stay». Quedar by itself means something like making a plan, I can't remember the exact translation atm.

September 28, 2014


French and Spanish have something calleld "reflexive verbs. Apparently quedar means one thing without the reflexive pronouns. https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/reflexive-verbs-and-reflexive-pronouns.
Google lists English reflexive pronouns as: I — myself. you — yourself/yourselves. he — himself. she — herself. one — oneself. it — itself. we — ourselves. they — themselves. Here are the Spanish reflexive pronounds that do NOT replace the subject pronouns (which are often optional.) me te se (singular third person) nos (first person plural) vosotros form is OS se (plural third) They change some verbs. we use them also in english. I wash myself. I get myself up. you was yourself. You encourage yourself. etc. some spanish verbs I think change in meaning with the reflexive pronoun. You can make verbs reflexive that are not usually reflexive (get the list) by adding endings. See [https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/reflexive-verbs-and-reflexive-pronouns] that gives these examples. verse verse: to see one’s self hablarse: to talk to one’s self escribirse: to write to one’s self comprarse: to buy (something) for one’s self You can add it to a feeling verb to indicate a feeling state such as getting angry, happy, bored. They can be there to add intensity to a verb so it would maybe mean to REALLY do something in tone. There are lists and I hope the link above works.
There is a special case of them in commands discussed on this page.
It is a total surprise to me that you can add the reflexive to verb forms at the end of a conjugated verb. I know the other placement is after a negative in the sentence so between the negative and the verb but I am not sure of other pronoun order. It will just take one good example but I do not have it. Anyone?

August 2, 2017


The simple answer is that Spanish has very annoying and unnecessarily repetitive rules to it. Your example would translate perfect fine in English though.

June 4, 2016


Why is this 'me' instead of 'se'?

September 19, 2013


Your are one doing the acting, upon yourself, so it is 'me'

September 19, 2013


Me -> first person singular, se-> third person plural.

October 29, 2014


Also third person singular, such as when used with Usted.

May 1, 2015


Cual es la differencia entre me voy y yo voy??????

January 8, 2016


me voy = I leave, the meaning of the reflexive irse; Yo voy= I go from ir = to go. However the me in this sentence belongs to the reflexive quedarse = to stay. IR (conjugated) + a + mainVERB in infinitive is a future tense.

Now when quedarse is the mainverb and YO is the subject reflected into the object me, you can put this reflected object just before voy as Duo has it or as a tail to the mainverb:

Creo que voy a quedarme aquí

January 8, 2016


Could you also use 'quedarme'? Since we have the verb 'voy' before 'the action' I am not sure that is acceptable. I've been focusing on listening to Spanish so now I'm back working again on vocabulary and grammar. So I've probably forgotten a few things.

November 17, 2013


Hola rmcgwn:: Welcome back. Yes, you can say " Creo que voy a quedarme aquí".

November 24, 2013


I think you can say 'quedarme' instead of 'me quedar.'

November 18, 2013


Hola M33tba77: You are on the right track, but just to clarify: You would never say "me quedar"; the "me" would either have to be before the conjugated verb or attached to the infinitive.

November 24, 2013


Yes... you are right... "voy a quedarme aquí" it's correct, se llama enciclico xD something too painful :v

October 29, 2014


I could be wrong here, but doesn't the verb "quedar" mean "to fit" in some cases? At least with clothing, I think.

July 17, 2015


I put 'believe me I'll stay here'. It was marked wrong. Why?

January 6, 2016


Duo has: creo = I believe, which is a statement with the subject I

You wrote: believe me, which is a request or command. Futhermore your subject is not I but somebody else

January 6, 2016


Is "que" required? If it is, can someone help me understand when it is and when it isn't required?

April 11, 2016


Check my post below. The english translation should be "I believe that I am going to stay here".

April 18, 2016


Why is que there there and what is wrong with, "Creo me for a quasar aqui"

February 6, 2018


Shouldn't voy be "vaya" as a subjunctive?

March 4, 2018




March 4, 2018


I put 'to be' rather than 'to stay' and it wasn't accepted. I realise there's a subtle difference between the two, but how can I tell that it should be 'to stay'? Or should 'to be' be acceptable?

February 4, 2014


This is tricky because "me voy" means I am going to leave/I'm leaving. That is why DL should show the "Creo que voy a quedarme aqui" instead.

March 15, 2014


Benjamin17 --

Yes, "me voy" means "i'm leaving" but

"me voy A" means "i 'm going TO"

Also, The personal pronoun "me" can appear before the conjugated verb or after and attached to the infinitive.

"Creo que voy a quedarme aquí." and Creo que me voy a quedar aquí." are both correct.

August 23, 2014


Quedar is a bit elusive for me.I used stay to be safe but could it also be remain. I believe I am going to remain here.

August 24, 2014


Granted it's before DL has addressed it, but the sentence seems to imply uncertainty, so shouldn't it be the subjunctive - "Creo que me vaya a quedar aquí"?

June 21, 2015


creo is always with indicative: creo que Dios existe

no creo is with subjunctive: no creo que Dios exista

Hence you cannot be a real atheist in Spanish

August 4, 2015


Thanks, Kirakrakra, you gave me a good laugh! Have a lingot!

August 1, 2017


"If I fits, I sits"

November 13, 2015


Sorry guys but am also stuck on why the "que" is needed or why it is positioned where it is

April 18, 2016


Ignore me - The translation it shows in english answer is wrong "I believe I am going to stay here." It for some reason misses out 'that' and should be "I believe that I am going to stay here".

April 18, 2016


That's exactly what I put in was marked wrong

May 26, 2018


Stanl78265 and Gom8z! The relative pronoun que/ thatis often omitted in English, but it is never omitted in Spanish. See: Relative Pronouns - que http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/relproque.htm

Gom8z! In Duo's sentence you can have that or omit it. According to the above you must have que

April 19, 2016


Thank you... so it would be better if the English translation simply was the following "I believe I am going to stay here."

May 16, 2016


I (a foreigner) think (that) you can have "that" or omit it. My belief is supported by the Oxford Dictionary:

«The word that can be omitted in standard English where it introduces a subordinate clause, as in she said (that) she was satisfied. It can also be dropped in a relative ... » from: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/that

May 17, 2016


'I believe I'm going to wait here' was marked wrong. Why? Wait here. Stay here. Seriously.

September 12, 2016


Nothing is wrong with your English what I can see. It is the tense: you have present progressive and Duo has future since it is a prediction

November 2, 2016


same with i believe that i'm going to be left here?

March 24, 2018


I think I'm staying here. was marked wrong, but its casual English.

November 1, 2016


Why is translating the Spanish sentence into English as

¨I believe I will be left here¨


November 7, 2016


Why can't it be "yo voy"?

December 3, 2016


Quedar can also mean remain and my answer should work although it is not most common

October 21, 2018


Creo que: doesn't this trigger the use of the subjunctive

January 6, 2019


Is "me" required? Is there a difference in meaning between quedar and quedarse?

May 23, 2014


i believe "gonna" should be accepted as well...

June 14, 2017
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