Quick answer
"Following" is an adjective which is often translated as "siguiente", and "follow up" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "dar seguimiento". Learn more about the difference between "following" and "follow up" below.
following(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (next)
a. siguiente
I am sure you will enjoy the following story.Estoy seguro de que te gustará la siguiente historia.
2. (nautical)
a. en popa
We had smooth seas and a following wind all the way across the channel.Tuvimos mares tranquilos y el viento en popa durante toda la travesía por el canal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (group of followers)
a. los seguidores
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The singer has a following of over a million users on Twitter.La cantante tiene más de un millón de seguidores en Twitter.
b. los aficionados
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The militant revolutionaries still have a following even after their leader went to jail.Los revolucionarios militantes todavía tienen aficionados aun después de que su líder fuera a la cárcel.
4. (next thing)
a. lo siguiente
The following is a list of options for summer activities.Lo siguiente es una lista de opciones para actividades de verano.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (after or owing to)
a. tras
Following the discovery of a cadaver in the river, a number of police officers arrived from the city.Tras el descubrimiento de un cadáver en el río, varios policías vinieron de la ciudad.
b. después de
Many people are anxious about the future following the referendum result.Muchos están preocupados por el futuro después del resultado del referéndum.
c. luego de
The president asked for calm following the protests.El presidente pidió calma luego de las protestas.
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follow up(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to continue)
a. dar seguimiento
I'm expecting our client to follow up on our meeting last month.Estoy esperando que nuestro cliente dé seguimiento a nuestra reunión del mes pasado.
b. hacer seguimiento
I'm calling to follow up on the job application I submitted last week.Estoy llamando para hacer seguimiento de la solicitud de trabajo que entregué la semana pasada.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to continue)
a. dar seguimiento
You shouldn't have any problem if you follow up our recommendations.No debe tener ningún problema si da seguimiento a nuestras recomendaciones.
b. seguir
The detectives have followed up all their clues.Los detectives han seguido todas las pistas.
c. hacer seguimiento
I trust you will follow up all charity events.Confío en que harás seguimiento de todos los eventos de caridad.
3. (to investigate)
a. investigar
The detective decided to follow up a clue that a witness had given him.El detective decidió investigar una pista que le había dado un testigo.
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