Todavía no sé cuál es mi dirección. Me voy a quedar donde mi amigo por un tiempo.

English Translation

I don’t know my address yet, I’m going to stay with my friend for a while.

Seriously, why wouldn’t someone say, ‘me voy a quedar con mi amigo?!’ Any help appreciated.

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Yes, you can say so.
“Me voy a quedar donde mi amigo por un tiempo” means that you will be living in his place for some time.

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Just elaborating on the previous reply: if you’re a native English speaker, you know “I’m going to stay with my friend” has many meanings. It could mean staying near them (at a train station while they wait, for example), living in their home, or continuing your relationship with them.

Without additional context, “Me voy a quedar donde mi amigo” specifies the physical/geographical meaning of “stay with” (I’m going to stay where my friend is).

Let’s celebrate the fact that there are multiple ways of expressing the same idea in any language!

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Thank you, IcyLake. Yes, many ways to say the same thing. It is good–and confusing! Thank you for your thorough clarification :slight_smile:

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