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Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: 続ける (tsuzukeru)

Japanese Grammar: 続ける (tsuzukeru)

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Meaning: to continue to

Formation:

Verb-ますstem + 続ける

Example sentences:

There are 50 example sentences available for this grammar point.

五年間、ぼくは地獄で暮らしつづけました。
For five years, I have lived in Hell.
go nenkan, boku wa jigoku de kurashi tsuzukemashita.

 

腹を据えて毎日休みなく書き続けるんだ。
Just make up your mind to write every single day.
hara o suete mainichi yasumi naku kaki tsuzukerun da.

 

休養状態に入れば、悩み続けることはできない。
You cannot continue to worry if you relax.
kyuuyou joutai ni haireba, nayami tsuzukeru koto wa dekinai.

 

電話の呼出音が鳴り、さらに鳴りつづけた。
The phone rang and rang.
denwa no yobidashion ga nari, sara ni nari tsuzuketa.

 

なぜ彼は決まりきったことを話しつづけるのだろう?
Why does he keep repeating the obvious?
naze kare wa kimari kitta koto o hanashi tsuzukeru no darou.

 

自由の身でありつづけたいと願う動機はいくつもあった。
I had excellent reasons to want to remain free.
jiyuu no mi de ari tsuzuketai to negau douki wa ikutsu mo atta.

 

彼らは最後の瞬間まで働きつづけます。
They’ll continue working until the last minute.
karera wa saigo no shunkan made hataraki tsuzukemasu.

 

たとえどんな見た目になろうとも、ぼくはきみの顔を愛しつづける。
I’ll love your face no matter what it looks like.
tatoe donna mita me ni narou tomo, boku wa kimi no kao o aishi tsuzukeru.

 

昨年、ものすごい豪雨がありました。それが一週間も降りつづいたんですよ。
We had terrible rains last year. They went on for a whole week.
sakunen, monosugoi gouu ga arimashita. sore ga isshuukan mo furi tsuzuitan desu yo.

 

彼が話しかけている間じゅう、わたしはスケッチを描きつづけていました。
All the time he was talking to me I went on painting.
kare ga hanashikakete iru aidajuu, watashi wa sukecchi o kaki tsuzukete imashita.

 

一万年前から、親は子の恩知らずぶりに憤慨しつづけてきた。
Parents have been tearing their hair about the ingratitude of children for ten thousand years.
ichiman nen mae kara, oya wa ko no onshirazu buri ni fungai shi tsuzukete kita.

 

指導者が部隊全員の尊敬を保ちつづけるのは大切なことですよ。
It’s important that a leader keep the respect of his troop.
shidousha ga butai zen’in no sonkei o tamochi tsuzukeru no wa taisetsu na koto desu yo.

 

厳しい法律が可決されたが、人々は抵抗し続けた。
Although a strict law was passed, people remained resistant.
kibishii houritsu ga kaketsu sareta ga, hitobito wa teikou shi tsuzuketa.

 

六ヶ月前まで、私は人生を馬車馬のように走り続けていた。
Up to six months ago, I was rushing through life in high gear.
rokkagetsu mae made, watashi wa jinsei o bashauma no you ni hashiri tsuzukete ita.

 

彼は、土曜の午後ずっと事務所で働き続けたのだった。
He stayed plugging in the office all Saturday afternoon.
kare wa, doyou no gogo zutto jimusho de hataraki tsuzuketa no datta.

 

彼自身がそういうふうに選択したということは否定しつづけた。
He kept denying that he himself had made all these choices.
kare jishin ga sou iu fuu ni sentaku shita to iu koto wa hitei shi tsuzuketa.

 

我々は抵抗を続けて民衆を飢えさせつづけねばならないということですか?
Do you mean that we have to resist and keep people hungry?
wareware wa teikou o tsuzukete minshuu o uesase tsuzukeneba naranai to iu koto desu ka.

 

日本語に堪能であり続けるために、毎日していることは何かありますか?
Are there things that you do on a daily basis to remain fluent in the Japanese language?
nihongo ni tannou de ari tsuzukeru tame ni, mainichi shite iru koto wa nanika arimasu ka.

 

キサキはその出来事から十年近くたってもまだ激怒しつづけていた。
Kisaki was still hitting the roof about it almost ten years after it had happened.
kisaki wa sono dekigoto kara juunen chikaku tatte mo mada gekido shi tsuzukete ita.

 

あなたが親戚のだれかに百万ドルをあげたら、その人はあなたに感謝しつづけるだろうか?
If you gave one of your relatives a million dollars, would you expect him to be grateful?
anata ga shinseki no dareka ni hyaku man doru o agetara, sono hito wa anata ni kansha shi tsuzukeru darou ka.

 

私は私がなしうる最善を実行している。それを最後までやりつづける決心だ。
I do the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
watashi wa watashi ga nashiuru saizen o jikkou shite iru. sore o saigo made yari tsuzukeru kesshin da.

 

ぼくはつねに、物事を真実のままに見られるという自信と誇りを持ちつづけてきた。
I’ve always prided myself on seeing things the way they truly are.
boku wa tsune ni, monogoto o shinjitsu no mama ni mirareru to iu jishin to hokori o mochi tsuzukete kita.

 

もし食べ物を見つけられたら、この砂漠の上で長いあいだ生きつづけられるはずだわ。
If we can find food, we can survive a long time on this desert.
moshi tabemono o mitsukeraretara, kono sabaku no ue de nagai aida iki tsuzukerareru hazu da wa.

 

僕はいつも、新たなスタートを切って、目標を再設定して前進し続けるチャンスだと思ってる。
I always think it’s another chance to start off fresh and reset your goals and keep on going.
boku wa itsumo, arata na sutaato o kitte, mokuhyou o saisettei shite zenshin shi tsuzukeru chansu da to omotteru.

 

もしわたしがいつまでも悩み続けていたならば、こういう結果にはならなかったでしょう。
I probably would never have been able to do this if I had kept on worrying.
moshi watashi ga itsu made mo nayami tsuzukete ita naraba, kou iu kekka ni wa naranakatta deshou.

 

両親はすでにこの答を受け入れる用意ができていたので、無条件の愛を示し続けた。
My parents were perfectly prepared for my response and continued to show unconditional love for me.
ryoushin wa sude ni kono kotae o ukeireru youi ga dekite ita node, mujouken no ai o shimeshi tsuzuketa.


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嵐が吹き荒れていた間、彼は役所で勤務を続けたが、水位が上昇し続けたため、屋上に避難した。
He stayed at his desk during the storm, eventually retreating to the roof as the waters kept rising.
arashi ga fukiarete ita aida, kare wa yakusho de kinmu o tsuzuketa ga, suii ga joushou shi tsuzuketa tame, okujou ni hinan shita.

 

彼は虚勢を張りつづけ、正当に憤慨した男の役を演じつづけていたが、さすがに、その手がふるえていた。
He continued to bluster, to act the part of the justly indignant man, but his hands were trembling.
kare wa kyosei o hari tsuzuke, seitou ni fungai shita otoko no yaku o enji tsuzukete ita ga, sasuga ni, sono te ga furuete ita.

 

二人は、汗だくになって働いたが、何も出てこなかった。半時間も掘りつづけたが、それでも何も出てこなかった。
They worked and sweated for half an hour. No result. They toiled another half-hour. Still no result.
futari wa, asedaku ni natte hataraita ga, nanimo dete konakatta. hanjikan mo hori tsuzuketa ga, sore demo nanimo dete konakatta.

 

だから、ベッドをつくったり、お皿を洗ったりしているときも依然として心配し続けました。
So I kept on worrying while making the beds and washing the dishes.
dakara, beddo o tsukuttari, osara o arattari shite iru toki mo izen toshite shinpai shi tsuzukemashita.

 

上層の司令部がいいつづけているように、支援部隊が途上にあるとしても、その兆候はまだなかった。
If help was on the way, as higher headquarters kept saying, there was no sign of it yet.
jousou no shireibu ga ii tsuzukete iru you ni, shien butai ga tojou ni aru toshite mo, sono choukou wa mada nakatta.

 

父は四十七歳だったが、三十年も営々に働き続けた結果が借金と侮辱であった。父には耐えられなかった。
My father was forty-seven years old. After more than thirty years of hard work, he had nothing but debts and humiliation. It was more than he could take.
chichi wa yonjuu nana sai datta ga, sanjuu nen mo eiei ni hataraki tsuzuketa kekka ga shakkin to bujoku de atta. chichi ni wa taerarenakatta.

 

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N4 Flashcard

一日中雨が降りつづけそうです。
It looks like it will rain for a whole day.
ichinichichuu ame ga furi tsudzukesou desu.

 

彼と電話で1時間も喋りつづけた。
I talked with him for one hour over the phone.
kare to denwa de ichijikan mo shaberi tsudzuketa.

 

歩き続けろ!
Keep walking!
aruki tsudzukero.

 

あの人は30分ずっと話しつづけている。
That person has been talking nonstop for 30 minutes.
ano hito wa sanjuppun zutto hanashi tsudzukete iru.

 

彼女は僕を見つめ続けていた。
She kept staring at me.
kanojo wa boku o mitsume tsudzukete ita.

 

長い時間テレビを見つづけると、目が痛くなるよ。
If you keep watching TV for a long time, your eyes will get hurt.
nagai jikan terebi o mitsudzukeru to, me ga itaku naru yo.

 

休暇が始まってから一週間無視し続けていた宿題を、思い出すときが来た。
It was time now to think of the homework they had neglected during the first week of the holidays.
kyuuka ga hajimatte kara isshuukan mushishi tsudzukete ita shukudai o, omoidasu toki ga kita.

 

どうぞ読み続けてください。
Please continue your reading.
douzo yomi tsudzukete kudasai.

 

彼は何も心配する必要がないと主張し続ける。
He insists there is no need to worry.
kare wa nanimo shinpai suru hitsuyou ga nai to shuchoushi tsudzukeru.

 

彼は死ぬまでこれをやり続けたいと思っているわけじゃないんです。
This isn’t what he wants to do for the rest of his life.
kare wa shinu made kore o yaritsudzuketai to omotte iru wake janain desu.

 

外にはまだ雨が降り続けていた。通りにはもう人気はなかった。
It was still raining outside. The street was deserted.
soto ni wa mada ame ga furitsudzukete ita. toori ni wa mou hitoke wa nakatta.

 

暗い部屋で必死に目をあけつづけた。
I forced my eyes open in the darkness of my room.
kurai heya de hisshi ni me o aketsudzuketa.

 

ヒロシはかまわずお茶を飲み続けました。今度はずっと大きい音で、ノックが繰り返されました。
Hiroshi went on with his tea. The knock was repeated, much louder.
hiroshi wa kamawazu ocha o nomitsudzukemashita. kondo wa zutto ookii oto de, nokku ga kurikaesaremashita.

 

どんなことが起きようとも、不平を言わず、希望を持ち続けると約束してくれるね。
Will you promise me, whatever happens, that you will not complain, but hope?
donna koto ga okiyou to mo, fuhei o iwazu, kibou o mochitsudzukeru to yakusoku shite kureru ne.

 

父は高邁な目標を達成するという決意を胸に、絶え間なく歩み続けるでしょう。
My father will be unafraid to set lofty goals, and he will be relentless in his determination to achieve them.
chichi wa koumai na mokuhyou o tassei suru to iu ketsui o mune ni, taemanaku ayumitsudzukeru deshou.

 

私たちがヨーロッパクラブの会員でいるために毎週払う、3億5000万ポンド、そういう契約になっているんですが、これは払い続けないといけない。
The 350 million that we pay every week to be a member of the European club is something we’ve contracted to do, and we’ll have to go on paying it.
watashitachi ga yooroppa kurabu no kaiin de iru tame ni maishuu harau, san oku go sen man pondo, sou iu keiyaku ni natte irun desu ga, kore wa haraitsudzukenai to ikenai.

 

スポーツは子どもたちに、厳しい状況にあっても自分を信じることをやめず挑戦し続けることの大切さを教えてくれる。
Sport teaches children the importance of continuing to believe in yourself and keep trying even when the going gets tough.
supootsu wa kodomotachi ni, kibishii joukyou ni atte mo jibun o shinjiru koto o yamezu chousen shitsudzukeru koto no taisetsusa o oshiete kureru.

 

銃弾が重いドアノブをなおもたたきつづけている。
Bullets continue to slam against the heavy doorknob.
juudan ga omoi doanobu o nao mo tatakitsudzukete iru.

 

Similar grammar:

ばかりだ (bakari da): continue to
一方だ (ippou da): continue to
始める (hajimeru): to begin to
終わる (owaru): to finish


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