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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 続ける (tsuzukeru)

続ける (tsuzukeru)

Kana: つづける
Kanji: 続ける
Romaji: tsuzukeru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to continue, to keep up, to keep on
JLPT level: N4

Example sentences:

「ええ、そうなんです」相変わらず平次が落ち着き払って続けた。
ee, sou nan desu. aikawarazu heiji ga ochitsukiharatte tsuzuketa.
“Yes, indeed,” continued Heiji, still quite calm.

「あなたは……どなたです?」と彼は今度は光彦にむかって、質問をつづけた。
anata wa donata desu. to kar wa kondo wa mitsuhiko ni mukatte, shitsumon o tsuzuketa.
“Who… are you?” he went on, addressing Mitsuhiko.

続ける Verb Conjugation

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それでもなお彼は、交渉さえ続ければ同意を取り付けられるだろうと楽観していた。
sore demo nao kare wa, koushou sae tsuzukereba doui o toritsukerareru darou to rakkan shite ita.
Even so, he continued to hope that they would come around after further negotiation.

結婚を続ける理由が感情だけになれば、当然離婚は増える。
kekkon o tsuzukeru riyuu ga kanjou dake ni nareba, touzen rikon wa fueru.
If people stay married only for emotional reasons, there will inevitably be more divorce.

続ける (tsuzukeru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 接续 (jiēxù)
Korean: 계속하다 (gyesoghada)

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