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seguir

Translation of seguir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (camino/ruta)siga esta carretera hasta llegar al puente
    go along o take o follow this road as far as the bridge
    continuamos el viaje siguiendo la costa
    we continued our journey following the coast
    me paré a saludarla y seguí mi camino
    I stopped to say hello to her and went on my way
    si se sigue este camino se pasa por Capileira
    if you take this route you go through Capileira
    seguimos las huellas del animal hasta el río
    we tracked the animal to the river
    la enfermedad sigue su curso normal
    the illness is taking o running its normal course
    el tour sigue la ruta de Bolívar
    the tour follows the route taken by Bolivar
    siguiéndole los pasos al hermano mayor, decidió estudiar medicina
    following in his elder brother's footsteps, he decided to study medicine

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 (en un lugar, un estado) See examples: ¿tus padres siguen en Ginebra?
    are your parents still in Geneva?
    espero que sigan todos bien
    I hope you're all keeping well
    ¿sigues con la idea de mudarte?
    do you still intend to move?
    are you still thinking of moving?
    sigo sin entender
    I still don't understand
    sigue soltera/tan bonita como siempre
    she's still single/as pretty as ever
    si sigue así de trabajador, llegará lejos
    if he carries on working as hard as this, he'll go a long way
  • 3 3.1 (tareas/investigaciones/rumores) siguen las investigaciones en torno al crimen
    investigations are continuing into the crime
    sigue el buen tiempo en todo el país
    the good weather is continuing throughout the country
    the whole country is still enjoying good weather
    si siguen estos rumores
    if these rumors persist
    3.2seguir + gerundiosigo pensando que deberíamos haber ido
    I still think we ought to have gone
    sigue leyendo tú, Elsa
    you read now, Elsa
    si sigues molestando te voy a echar
    if you carry on being a nuisance, I'm going to send you out
    seguiré haciéndolo a mi manera
    I'll go on o carry on doing it my way
    I shall continue to do it my way
    [formal]

also: seguirse verbo pronominal

  • (en tercera persona) seguirse de algo
    to follow from something
    de esto se sigue que su muerte no fue accidental
    it follows from this that her death was not accidental
Example sentences
  • Es inaudito que luego de un ano esa institución insubordinada siga igual.
  • Bueno a seguir adelante y bienvenido lo que llega.
  • Hoy sigue el torneo lusitano con seis partidos.

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