Translation of linger in Spanish:
- 1.1 (delay leaving)he lingered in the corridorquedarse or entretenerse (un rato)se quedó or se entretuvo un rato en el pasilloExample sentences1.2 (remain)
(aftertaste/smell)his memory lingers onshe lingered (on) in a coma for monthsaún se lo recuerdasu recuerdo sigue vivo1.3su coma se prolongó durante varios mesesalso: lingering present participle(doubts/memory)que no desaparece(embrace/look)Example sentences1.4 (take one's time)to linger
- It's best if you can stay and linger in this World Heritage Area.
- We never have a scene linger beyond what is necessary to get the point across.
- As one magical day follows another, the sun seems to linger longer over the yard arm.
- Many bad habits will linger on and many good ones may disappear but at least the pattern will change a bit.
- The odour does linger on the breath; it even comes through the pores of the skin but, if we all ate garlic, it wouldn't matter.
- We see these types of trials linger on for years as a method to win the case.
on/ oversomethingto linger on a subjecthe lingered on the phrasedetenerse largo rato en un temaextenderse largamente sobre un temaher eyes lingered on the childpronunció la frase muy lentamentethey lingered over their coffeeno apartaba la vista del niñose quedó largo rato mirando al niñose entretuvieron tomando el café(after meal)alargaron la sobremesaExample sentences
- Saturday morning is spent lingering over a massive three course breakfast (those tropical fruits make a fine salad, with just a dash of Cointreau to top up our levels).
- Perhaps you know the pub which does the most incredible Sunday lunches and whose staff won't mind if you spend all afternoon lingering over a roast and the papers.
- The evenings were spent lingering over fine wines and cognacs while gymnastic students modelled the latest in Brazilian swimwear.
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