続く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
つづ
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

続く (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana つづく, romaji tsuzuku)

  1. to continue (for something to continue on its own)
    • 1920, 芥川龍之介, 素戔嗚尊:
      部落 (ぶらく) (たたか)いは翌朝 (よくあさ)まで (つづ)いた
      buraku no tatakai wa yoku asa made tsuzuita.
      The fighting continued in the hamlet until the next morning.
    • 1921, 板倉勝宣, 春の槍から帰って:
      一週間 (いっしゅうかん)ぐらい (つづ)こともある。
      isshū kan-gurai tsuzuku koto mo aru.
      Sometimes it continues for about a week.
  2. to happen consecutively, to continue in a row
    • 1927, 国枝史郎, 染吉の朱盆:
      これが四回 (よんかい) (つづ)いたのである。
      kore ga yon kai mo tsuzuita no de aru.
      This happened four more times.
  3. to lead to
    • 1942, 佐藤垢石, 桑の虫と小伜:
      前橋 (まえばし)敷島公園 (しきしまこうえん) (つづ)清水 (しみず) (あな) ()った大鰻 (おおうなぎ)のことは、いまでも (わす)れられないでいる。
      maebashi no shikishima kōen ni tsuzuku shimizu no ana de tsutta ōunagi no koto wa, ima demo wasurerarenai de iru.
      I still can't forget the time when I caught the giant eel in a pool of the springwater flowing into Shikishima Park in Maebashi.
  4. to succeed, follow after

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