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Pysyä (Verb type1)


  1. (intransitive) To stay, remain.
  2. (intransitive) ~ (kiinni) = to hold (tight/fast), not come/fall off/out.
  3. (intransitive, + inessive) To keep/stick to, not deviate from; not to renege on, not change one’s mind on.
    Yritän pysyä aikataulussa.
    I'm trying to stick to the schedule/not to be late.
    Yritän pysyä lupauksessani.
    I'm trying to stick to my promise/not to break my promise.
    Pysy totuudessa!
    Don't deviate from the truth! / Stick to the truth!
    Toinen osapuoli ei pysynyt sopimuksessa.
    The other party reneged on the agreement.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".