Translation of length in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /leŋθ/


  • 1 u 1.1 (of line, surface) longitud (f), largo (m); (of sleeve, coat) largo (m) the curtains are the wrong length las cortinas son demasiado largas/cortas two pieces of equal o the same length dos pedazos de igual longitud or del mismo largo the hallway is 5m in length el pasillo mide or tiene 5 metros de largo the cable runs the length of the street el cable va todo a lo largo de la calle he traveled the length and breadth of the country viajó a lo largo y (a lo) ancho del país the beach is polluted along its entire length la playa está contaminada en toda su extensión the road was lined with policemen along its entire length había policías todo a lo largo de la carretera to go to great/any/enormous lengths he went to great lengths to send me the money hizo todo lo posible para enviarme el dinero he'd go to any lengths to get what he wants es capaz de hacer cualquier cosa con tal de obtener lo que se propone she went to enormous lengths to help us se desvivió por ayudarnos he even went to the length(s) of hiring a private detective llegó al extremo de contratar a un detective privado to measure one's length [humorístico/humorous] he measured his length on the floor cayó al suelo cuan largo era 1.2 (of book, list) extensión (f)
  • 2 u 2.1 (duration) after a considerable length of time después de mucho tiempo I like visiting New York, but I wouldn't want to live there for any length of time me gusta visitar Nueva York, pero no me gustaría quedarme allí a vivir the length of the show la duración del espectáculo, lo que dura el espectáculo the length of his absence lo prolongado de su ausencia in a speech of great length en un largo or extenso discurso he slept throughout the length of the sermon durmió durante todo el sermón length of service antigüedad (f) (en el trabajo) 2.2 (of vowel) [Ling] longitud (f) 2.3at length (finally) finalmente, por fin (for a long time) extensamente, por extenso (in detail) con detenimiento, detenidamente to talk at length hablar largo y tendido
  • 3 c (section — of wood, pipe) trozo (m); (— of river, road) tramo (m), parte (f) to cut sth into equal/short lengths cortar algo en trozos iguales/cortos a length of cloth un corte de tela, una tela a dress length un corte de vestido

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