JLPT N4 Grammar (tsuzukeru)

Meaning

continue to; keen on

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)続ける
続けている
続けた

Learn Japanese grammar: 【つづける】(tsuzukeru). Meaning: continue to; keen on.

This is used to express continuous action, or to show someone is keen on doing something.

It can be freely conjugated to use in current, future, and past tense.

  • つづける to continue
  • つづけたい to want to continue
  • つづけた continued to (past)
  • つづけて continue to (current)

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Example #1

きのうからあめがふりつづけている。
kinou kara ame ga furi tsuzukete iru.
It's been raining nonstop since yesterday.
Example #2

ちちからもらったじてんしゃをいまもつかいつづけています。
chichi kara moratta jitensha o ima mo tsukai tsuzukete imasu.
I still use the bicycle that my father gave to me even now.
Example #3

かのじょはかれしのはなしをしゃべりつづけた。
kanojo wa kareshi no hanashi o shaberi tsuzuketa.
She continued talking about her boyfriend.
Example #4

それをやりつづけたほうがいいのかもしれない。
sore o yari tsuzuketa hou ga ii no kamoshirenai.
It might be better for me to keep doing that.
Example #5

どんなにたいへんだったとしても、やりつづけることがたいせつです。
donnani taihen datta toshitemo, yari tsuzukeru koto ga taisetsu desu.
No matter how tough things get, it's important to stay consistent with what you're doing.
Example #6

いっしゅうかんあめがふりつづけた。
isshuukan ame ga furi tsuzuketa.
It kept raining for a full week.
Example #7

これからもかれをおうえんしつづけたい。
kore kara mo kare o ouen shi tsuzuke tai.
I want to keep supporting him.
Example #8

かれはこうこうじだいからずっとサッカーをしつづけている。
kare wa koukou jidai kara zutto sakkaa o shi tsuzukete iru.
He's been playing soccer since he was in high school.
Example #9

ぶっかはあがりつづけるだろう。
bukka wa agari tsuzukeru darou.
Prices will likely continue to rise.
Example #10

きみをえいえんにあいしつづけるとやくそくするよ。
kimi o eien ni ai shi tsuzukeru to yakusoku suru yo.
I promise to keep loving you forever.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
物価ぶっかprices in general
上がるあがるto rise
続くつづくto continue
大変たいへんdifficult
大切たいせつprecious
きみyou
永遠にえいえんにforever
あいlove
約束やくそくpromise
かれhe; him
応援おうえんcheer; support
一週間いっしゅうかんone week
雨が降るあめがふるto rain
彼女かのじょshe
彼氏かれしboyfriend
喋るしゃべるto chat; to speak
かもしれないmaybe; might
明日あしたtomorrow
自転車じてんしゃbicycle
今もいまもeven now
使うつかうto use
高校こうこうhigh school
時代じだいgeneration; at the time of
ずっとcontinuously; forever

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