In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(continue)seguirkeep on like this and you'll be in trouble — como sigas así, vas a tener problemas
- keep straight on — siga (todo) recto / derecho
- we kept on until nightfall — seguimos hasta el anochecer
- to keep on -ing — seguir + ger
- you have to keep on trying — tienes que seguir intentándolo
1.2(repeatedly)the dogs kept on barking all night — los perros no dejaron de ladrar en toda la noche
- I keep on forgetting to tell him — siempre me olvido / nunca me acuerdo de decírselo
- she kept on interrupting him — lo interrumpía constantemente
1.3(talk incessantly)to keep on (about sth/sb)
- she keeps on about her grandson — no hace más que / no para de hablar de su nieto
- they kept on and on until I had to give in — siguieron machacando / siguieron dale que dale hasta que tuve que ceder
1.4(nag)to keep on (at sb)
- don't keep on all the time! — ¡no estés constantemente rezongando!
- she keeps on at me about my weight — me está siempre encima con que estoy muy gordo
2(continue to employ)(staff/cook) no despedir
3.1(continue to wear)keep your coat on — no te quites el abrigo
3.2British (not get rid of)we decided to keep the flat on after all — después de todo, decidimos no deshacernos del apartamento
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