Seguir – to follow, continue

Continuing Spanish Verb

Seguir means "to follow" or "to continue" and is a common irregular Spanish verb.

yo sigo    nosotros  seguimos
sigues vosotros seguís
él, ella, Ud. sigue ellos, ellas, Uds. siguen

Seguir means "to follow" in most senses:

Tengo que seguir mi hermano.   I have to follow my brother.
Sigo las instrucciones.   I’m following the instructions.
¿Quiere seguir el ejemplo de su padre?   Do you want to follow your father’s example?

Seguir can mean "to continue" or "go on."

¿Quieres que sigamos? Do you want us to go on?
La carretera sigue hasta la ciudad.   The road continues until to the city.

Seguir can mean "to still be," "to continue being."

Sigue enfermo.   He’s still sick.
¿Siguen en España?   Are you still in Spain?

Seguir can also be the helping verb for the Spanish present progressive in order to mean "to continue doing," "to still be doing."

Sigue lloviendo.   It’s still raining.
¿Sigues trabajando?   Are you still working?

Related lessons

This conjugation, which includes both the E > I stem-change and the GU > G spelling change, also applies to the following verbs:

  • conseguir – to get, acquire
  • perseguir – to pursue, persecute
  • proseguir – to proceed