Spanish word of the week: seguir

This week’s Spanish word of the week is seguir.

seguir VERB  to carry on, to go on

Seguir is another very common verb, meaning to carry on or to go on:  

¿Quieres que sigamos con el ejercicio?  Shall we carry on with the exercise?

Si sigues así, te vas a enfermar.  If you go on like this, you’ll get sick.  

 It can also be used in a physical sense:  

Siga por esta calle hasta llegar al Hotel Mar y luego tome la primera calle a la derecha.

Carry on till you get to the Hotel Mar and then take the first street on the right.

To convey the notion of ‘still doing something’, or to ‘go on doing something’, you can also use seguir + the gerund:

Sigo trabajando en la misma empresa. I’m still working in the same company.

Siguen estudiando todos los días. They still study every day.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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