muy seguido
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (almost without interruption; used as an adjective)
a. almost-consecutive
El paciente sufrió dos infartos muy seguidos y murió.The patient had two almost-consecutive heart attacks and died.
b. almost-uninterrupted
Teníamos que esperar para salir. Un francotirador disparaba ráfagas de ametralladora muy seguidas desde una azotea.We had to wait to get out. A sniper was shooting almost-uninterrupted bursts of machine gunfire from a rooftop.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En primavera corrí varios maratones muy seguidos y acabé lesionándome.During the spring, I ran several marathons too close together and ended up getting injured.
Pasaron tres autobuses de la misma línea muy seguidos.Three buses from the same route passed one right after another.
2. (almost without interruption; used as an adverb)
a. pretty steadily
Ha llovido muy seguido durante todo el fin de semana.It's been raining pretty steadily for the whole weekend.
b. fairly steadily
Pasé una fuerte depresión, durante la cual veía a mi psicóloga muy seguido, a veces incluso a diario.I went through a deep depression, during which I saw my psychologist fairly steadily, sometimes even daily.
c. without hardly stopping
Si lees muy seguido, los que escuchan no se enteran de nada. Lee más despacio.If you read without hardly stopping, the people who are listening won't understand a word. Read more slowly.
d. with barely a pause
Cuando tocaban en vivo, Los Ramones interpretaban sus canciones muy seguido.When they performed live, The Ramones played their songs with barely a pause.
3. (following very closely; used as an adverb)
a. so close together
Escribes todo muy seguido. Deja más espacio entre palabra y palabra.You write everything so close together. Leave more space between words.
b. very close together
Plantaron los árboles junto a la carretera muy seguido para que no se vea la mansión que hay detrás.They planted the trees very close together on the side of the road so the mansion behind them can't be seen.
4. (very frequently; used as an adverb)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. very often
Voy muy seguido a Guadalajara. Tengo familia allá.I go to Guadalajara very often. I have family there.
5. (with many fans; used as an adjective)
a. with a large following
La cantante ecuatoriana es una artista muy seguida en todo el mundo.The Ecuadoran singer is an artist with a large following worldwide.
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