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American English: /kənˈtɪnju/
British English: /kənˈtɪnjuː/

Translation of continue in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (carry on) the meeting continued into the small hours
    la reunión continuó or se prolongó hasta altas horas de la noche
    Example sentences
    • This persistence continued with the boy insisting that we have sweets at his employer's stall.
    • Instead, companies continue to import and process raw coffee beans in Europe.
    • The job destruction is continuing as the process of corporate restructuring intensifies.
    Example sentences
    • He added that the rescue operation would continue throughout today and promised a full investigation into what happened.
    • This cycle continues throughout the security operation as events dictate.
    • Cleaning, maintenance and service operations will continue throughout the warm-down period.
    Example sentences
    • If the weather continues to get warmer and the ice caps continue to melt, the level of the sea would rise and several of the sea ports that we know would be submerged.
    • The heavy dew at this time of year reduces the need for watering but check if the weather continues to be warm and dry.
    • Recruitment for the remaining forum positions is continuing.
    Example sentences
    • He politely checked the mobile with a quick glance each time, then continued without a pause.
    • It's a test, designed to provoke an emotional response. Shall we continue?
    • The pause continues until he determines that it is time to speak again.
  • 2 (resume)
    proseguir [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Therefore, the group recommended continuing the trial due to the still uncertain balance of risks and benefits.
    • My project was partially done and my boss asked me to recommend somebody to continue my project.
    • If you get a keyboard error, press F1 to resume and then continue pressing the F8 key once every second.
  • 3 (remain) [formal] he is going to continue at school
    va a continuar or seguir estudiando
  • 4 (go, extend)
    continue down the hill as far as the crossroads
    continúa or sigue bajando la cuesta hasta llegar al cruce
    we continued on our way
    reanudamos el camino
    Example sentences
    • At the key intersection the road signs direct travelers to either continue west or turn south.
    • Justin pulled onto the main road and continued into the correct direction towards the highway.
    • After taking in the views, the walk continues in the same direction northwards from the summit towards a wall on top of the plateau.

transitive verb

  • 1 (keep on)
    seguir con
    to continue -ing/to + infinitive
    continuar or seguir + gerund
    her work/health continues to improve
    su trabajo/salud continúa or sigue mejorando
    she continued speaking/working
    continuó or siguió hablando/trabajando
  • 2 (resume)
    seguir con
    proseguir [formal]
    to be continued continued on p 96
    continúa en la pág 96
    to continue -ing
    continuar or seguir + gerund
  • 3 (extend, prolong)
    Example sentences
    • His gaze lifted, and he began walking, continuing his aimless trek around Seattle.
    • When the U.S. economy begins and continues a strong recovery over a period of time, will they prosper?
    • If its funding crisis continues it may well begin to lag behind others in building a profitable customer base.
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