Quick answer
"Continue" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "continuar", and "along" is a preposition which is often translated as "a lo largo de". Learn more about the difference between "continue" and "along" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to resume)
a. continuar
The students continued their work after recess.Los estudiantes continuaron con su trabajo después del recreo.
b. reanudar
Let's continue this conversation after lunch.Reanudemos esta conversación después del almuerzo.
2. (to remain)
a. seguir
The ladies continued talking all afternoon.Las señoras siguieron platicando toda la tarde.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to resume)
a. continuar
The clinical trial will not continue after these problems.El ensayo clínico no continuará después de estos problemas.
4. (to remain)
a. seguir
The president of the United States will continue in office.El presidente de los Estados Unidos seguirá en su cargo.
5. (to extend)
a. continuar
The road continues through the mountains for another 100 km.El camino continúa por las montañas unos 100 km más.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (tracing the length of)
a. a lo largo de
There is a creek that runs along the northern side of our town.Hay un arroyo que corre a lo largo de la parte norte de nuestro pueblo.
b. por
I'm going to walk along this path until I reach the end.Voy a caminar por este camino hasta que llegue al final.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (further down)
a. más adelante
The house you're looking for is along this road to the left.La casa que buscan está más adelante en esta calle a mano izquierda.
3. (with someone)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Feel free to bring your significant others along on the trip.Siéntanse con plena libertad de traer a sus parejas en el viaje.
I invited her for a romantic dinner, and she brought a friend along.La invité a una cena romántica, y se trajo a una amiga.
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