Quick answer
"Following" is an adjective which is often translated as "siguiente", and "next" is an adjective which is often translated as "próximo". Learn more about the difference between "following" and "next" below.
following(
fa
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lo
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ihng
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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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next(
nehkst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (following)
a. próximo
Next year I'm going to university.El próximo año voy a la universidad.
b. siguiente
What happened in the next chapter of the story?¿Qué pasó en el siguiente capítulo del cuento?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm next, not you.Sigo yo, no tú.
Who's next? - I'm next!¿Ahora a quién le toca? - ¡Me toca a mí!
2. (adjacent)
a. de al lado
I could hear a person sleeping in the next room.Podía oír a una persona durmiendo en la habitación de al lado.
b. siguiente
They're having a party on the next street.Tienen fiesta en la siguiente calle.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (afterwards)
a. luego
First, grab that bag. Next, fill it with money.Primero, agarra esa bolsa. Luego, llénala de dinero.
b. después
What happened next? - We went home.¿Qué pasó después? - Fuimos a casa.
c. ahora (in the future)
And what happens next? - We could go to France.¿Y ahora qué ocurre? - Podríamos ir a Francia.
4. (on the following occasion)
a. la próxima vez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When we meet next, I will be a doctor.La próxima vez que nos veamos, seré doctor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (following person in line or rank)
a. el siguiente
(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).
, la siguiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Next in line, please!¡Que pase el siguiente en la fila!
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