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    dinilein is offline Newbie
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    Default Talking to A Child

    Hello,

    I am from Germany and I want to know the correct
    English expression for the German "Bleib liegen!" etc. which is
    sometimes necessary to tell a child.
    Is "remain lain" correct or something with "stay" or "keep" ??

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Talking to A Child

    Probably "stand still" or "keep still."

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    Default Re: Talking to A Child

    Normally for "bleib liegen" you would say, "lie down" in English.

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    Default Re: Talking to A Child

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamburg
    Normally for "bleib liegen" you would say, "lie down" in English.
    bleib = stay, on the other hand stay down is used in rougher terms to tell someone to to move i.e. police versus criminal
    leg Dich dich - lay down

    Schick mir den Zusammenhang.

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