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Translation of seguir in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 [persona/vehículo] to follow; [presa] to follow sígame, por favor follow me, please la hizo seguir por un detective he had her followed by a detective camina muy rápido, no la puedo seguir she walks very fast, I can't keep up with her siga (a) ese coche follow that car! creo que nos están siguiendo I think we're being followed la siguió con la mirada he followed her with his eyes le venían siguiendo los movimientos desde hacía meses they had been watching his movements for months seguidos cada vez más de cerca por los japoneses with the Japanese catching up o/or gaining on them all the time la mala suerte la seguía a todas partes she was dogged by bad luck wherever she went el que la sigue la consigue or la mata [familiar/colloquial] if at first you don't succeed, try, try again
  • 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/or 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
  • 6 6.1 [explicaciones/profesor] to follow dicta demasiado rápido, no la puedo seguir she dictates too quickly, I can't keep up me cuesta seguir una conversación en francés I find it hard to follow a conversation in French ¿me siguen? are you with me? 6.2 (permanecer atento a) no sigo ese programa I don't watch that program, I'm not following that program sigue atentamente el curso de los acontecimientos he's following the course of events very closely sigue paso a paso la vida de su ídolo she keeps track of every detail of her idol's life seguimos muy de cerca su desarrollo we are keeping careful track of its development, we are following its development very closely

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 (en un lugar, un estado) ¿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 + gerundio/gerund sigo 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/or carry on doing it my way, I shall continue to do it my way [formal]

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (seguirse)

  • (en tercera persona/in third person) seguirse de algo to follow from sth de esto se sigue que su muerte no fue accidental it follows from this that her death was not accidental

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