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Verb type: 1


  1. (intransitive) to stay, remain (+ essive)
    Pysy rauhallisena!
    Stay calm!
    Tänään aiomme pysyä kotona.
    Today we intend to stay home.
    Toivottavasti pysytte terveinä.
    I hope you'll stay healthy.
    Pekka pysyi naimattomana koko elämänsä.
    Pekka remained unmarried for his whole life.
  2. (intransitive) to hold (tight/fast), not come/fall off/out (usually with kiinni)
    pysyä pystyssä ― to keep standing
    Hampaiden paikat ovat pysyneet hyvin.
    The dental fillings have stayed in well.
    Hattu ei pysynyt päässä.
    The hat did not stay on.
  3. (intransitive) to keep/stick to, not deviate from; not to renege on, not change one's mind on (+ inessive)
    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.
  4. (intransitive) to stay (around)


Indicative Conjugations

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

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

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

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart