- サリーは暗くなるまで走り続ける。Sally will continue to run until it gets dark.
- 私は漢字を覚えるまで、同じ漢字を書き続ける。I will continue to write the same kanji until I memorize it.
- 日本語は難しいけど、勉強を頑張って続ける。Japanese is difficult, but I will give it my best and continue with study. (Emphasis on the continuation of studying)
- 日本語は難しいけど、勉強を頑張り続ける。Japanese is difficult, but I will continue giving it my best with study. (Emphasis on the continuation of giving it one's best)
Do you plan to continue to watch TV?
Why don't you try to continue to fix your grammar mistakes?
That police officer continued to patrol around for over one hour.
I will continue to fish until I catch a big fish.
Look straight, and continue walking!
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つづける – Grammar Discussion
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I tried answering a review using the continuous form of ~続ける and it was rejected:
Even if you give that dog a treat, it will continue to bark.
I realized after the fact that 続ける in itself already carries the “continuation” part so it would be redundant, but I wonder if there’s any situation where 続けている would make sense?
Hey @simias !
The main reason 続けている was not accepted here is because the would change the meaning of the translation to ‘Even if you give that dog a treat, is is still continuing to bark’, because it is using a different tense then the first part of the sentence, and it sounds as unnatural in Japanese as it does in English.
It would work if the sentence was さっきワンちゃんに餌をあげたのに、鳴き続けている。‘Even though I gave that dog a treat earlier, it is still barking (it ihas been continuously barking)’.
I hope that makes sense!
It does! Greatly appreciated!
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