JLPT N4 Grammar (tsuzukeru)


continue to; keen on

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)続ける

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

kinou kara ame ga furi tsuzukete iru.
It's been raining nonstop since yesterday.
Example #2

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

kanojo wa kareshi no hanashi o shaberi tsuzuketa.
She continued talking about her boyfriend.
Example #4

sore o yari tsuzuketa hou ga ii no kamoshirenai.
It might be better for me to keep doing that.
Example #5

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

isshuukan ame ga furi tsuzuketa.
It kept raining for a full week.
Example #7

kore kara mo kare o ouen shi tsuzuke tai.
I want to keep supporting him.
Example #8

kare wa koukou jidai kara zutto sakkaa o shi tsuzukete iru.
He's been playing soccer since he was in high school.
Example #9

bukka wa agari tsuzukeru darou.
Prices will likely continue to rise.
Example #10

kimi o eien ni ai shi tsuzukeru to yakusoku suru yo.
I promise to keep loving you forever.

Vocabulary List

物価ぶっかprices in general
上がるあがるto rise
続くつづくto continue
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
喋るしゃべるto chat; to speak
かもしれないmaybe; might
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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