Seguir: Verb Conjugation in Spanish

In general, you could say that the Spanish verb seguir has two primary meanings: to follow and to continue. The latter can sometimes be translated as other similar English verbs such as to go on, to keep going or to carry on. As you will see below, in some cases this idea of continuing is translated into English using "still" and a gerund.

Are you still living in Miami? Are you still living in Miami?
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Conjugations

Seguir is an irregular verb, and you will notice that in some cases its stem, seg-, changes to become sig-. Other than that, though, seguir is pretty regular, as you can see in the tables and examples below.

Present

Yo

sigo

Nosotros/Nosotras

seguimos

Tú (Vos)

sigues (seguís)

Vosotros/Vosotras

seguís

Él/Ella/Usted

sigue

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

siguen

Examples:

  • Sigo sintiéndome cansado. - I'm still feeling tired.
  • ¿Sigues viviendo en Miami?. - Are you still living in Miami?

Imperfect

Yo

seguía

Nosotros/Nosotras

seguíamos

Tú/Vos

seguías

Vosotros/Vosotras

seguíais

Él/Ella/Usted

seguía

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

seguían

Examples:

  • Amaral se enojó porque no la seguía en Twitter. - Amaral got angry at me because I didn't follow her on Twitter.
  • Cuando entré, seguían hablando. - When I walked in, they were still talking.

Preterite

Yo

seguí

Nosotros/Nosotras

seguimos

Tú/Vos

seguiste

Vosotros/Vosotras

seguisteis

Él/Ella/Usted

siguió

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

siguieron

Examples:

  • La vi, pero seguí caminando. - I saw her, but I kept on walking
  • Le dije que se detuviera, pero siguió. - I told him to stop, but he kept going.

Future

Yo

seguiré

Nosotros/Nosotras

seguiremos

Tú/Vos

seguirás

Vosotros/Vosotras

seguiréis

Él/Ella/Usted

seguirá

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

seguirán


Examples:

  • No importa lo que hagas, seguiré queriéndote. - No matter what you do, I will keep on loving you.
  • Ellos siempre seguirán siendo amigos. - They will always continue being friends.

Conditional

Yo

seguiría

Nosotros/Nosotras

seguiríamos

Tú/Vos

seguirías

Vosotros/Vosotras

seguiríais

Él/Ella/Usted

seguiría

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

seguirían

Examples:

  • Si pudiera, seguiría. - If I could, I would go on.
  • Pensé que no seguirías leyendo después de ese capítulo. - I didn't think you would keep on reading after that chapter.

What are some things you wish you could keep on doing? Try writing about them in Spanish and keep practicing the use of seguir until you feel comfortable using it in any situation.