There are 4 translations of long in Spanish:

long1

Pronunciation: /lɔːŋ; lɒŋ/

adj (longer /ˈlɔːŋgər; ˈlɒŋgə(r)/, longest /ˈlɔːŋgəst; ˈlɒŋgɪst/)

  • 1 1.1 (in space) [distance/hair/legs] largo how long do you want the skirt? ¿cómo quieres la falda de larga? the wall is 200 m long el muro mide 200 m de largo it was a long three miles for the runners las tres millas se les hicieron muy largas a los corredores it's a long way to Tulsa from here Tulsa queda bastante lejos de aquí to be long in the leg [person] tener* las piernas largas [horse] tener* las patas largas [clothing] ser* demasiado largo the grass is getting very long el pasto or (Esp) la hierba está creciendo mucho a long drink un trago largo the long and the short of it the long and the short of it is that we have no money en resumidas cuentas or en una palabra: no tenemos dinero 1.2 (extensive) [book/letter/list] largo the book is over 300 pages long el libro tiene más de 300 páginas 1.3 [Ling] [vowel/syllable] largo
  • 2 (in time) [struggle/investigation] largo; [period/illness] prolongado, largo what are your long-term prospects? ¿qué perspectivas tienes a largo plazo? how long was your flight? ¿cuánto duró el vuelo? the movie is three hours long la película dura tres horas two months isn't long enough dos meses no son suficientes or no es tiempo suficiente she's been gone a long time/while hace tiempo/rato que se fue the nights are getting longer las noches se están haciendo más largas he works long hours trabaja muchas horas she gave me a long, hard stare se me quedó mirando con dureza we must take a long, hard look at our priorities tenemos que considerar detenida y cuidadosamente nuestras prioridades
  • 3 (well endowed with) [colloquial/familiar]to be long on sth a speech long on rhetoric, but short on substance un discurso cargado de retórica pero falto de sustancia
  • 4 [Fin] [bill/stock] a largo plazo

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Word of the day órbita
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Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 4 translations of long in Spanish:

long2

adv (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (in time) are you going to stay long ¿te vas a quedar mucho tiempo? he didn't last very long in the job no duró mucho en el trabajo this species has been long extinct esta especie lleva extinguida mucho tiempo, hace mucho tiempo que se extinguió esta especie have you been waiting long? ¿llevas mucho rato esperando?, ¿hace mucho que esperas? how much longer must we wait? ¿hasta cuándo vamos a tener que esperar? how long did it take you to get there? ¿cuánto tardaste en llegar?, ¿cuánto tiempo te llevó el viaje? how long have you been living here? ¿cuánto hace que vives aquí? that's the longest we've ever stayed away from home esa es la vez que más tiempo hemos estado fuera they didn't spend long in Bangkok no pasaron mucho tiempo en Bangkok I didn't have long enough to answer all the questions no me alcanzó el tiempo para contestar todas las preguntas people live longer now ahora la gente vive más (años) they didn't have long to wait no tuvieron que esperar mucho she didn't have long to live no le quedaba mucho tiempo de vida it won't be long before they get here no tardarán en llegar it isn't very long since she left no hace mucho (tiempo) que se fue sit down, I won't be long siéntate, enseguida vuelvo ( or termino etc) he's not long for this world [euphemism/eufemismo] no le queda mucha vida por delante they talked all day long estuvieron hablando todo el día not long afterwards no mucho después long ago hace (ya) mucho tiempo I had met her long before yo la había conocido mucho antes or hacía mucho tiempo it has long since been lost lleva perdido desde hace tiempo a long since rejected theory una teoría rechazada hace ya tiempo not long ago o since no hace mucho a long forgotten hero un héroe olvidado desde hace tiempo I have long suspected it hace tiempo que lo venía sospechando 1.2 [Fin] to buy long comprar con expectativas alcistas
  • 2 2.1 (in phrases) before long you'll be an aunt before long dentro de poco serás tía before long they had bought more offices poco después ya habían comprado más oficinas for long she wasn't gone for long no estuvo fuera mucho tiempo you won't be laughing for long vas a ver tú como dentro de nada se te quitan las ganas de reír no longer, not any longer I can't stand it any longer ya no aguanto más there was no longer any point in waiting ya no tenía sentido esperar they no longer live here ya no viven aquí 2.2as long as, so long as (as conj) (for the period) mientras (providing that) con tal de que (+ subj), siempre que (+ subj) I'll remember it as o so long as I live lo recordaré mientras viva as long as she was alive mientras vivió ella for as long as I can remember desde que tengo memoria you can go so o as long as you're back by 12 puedes ir con tal de que or siempre que vuelvas antes de las 12

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Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 4 translations of long in Spanish:

long3

vi

  • to long to + inf estar* deseando + inf, anhelar + inf [literario/literary] I longed to tell her the truth estaba deseando decirle la verdad we're simply longing to meet him estamos deseando conocerlo

Phrasal verbs

long for

v + prep + o
[mother/friend] echar de menos, echar en falta, extrañar (esp AmL) he was longing for her return estaba deseando que volviera, anhelaba su regreso [literario/literary] she longed for Friday to arrive estaba deseando que llegara el viernes the longed-for moment had arrived había llegado el tan anhelado or esperado momento

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Word of the day órbita
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Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 4 translations of long in Spanish:

long4

  • longitude
    Long.

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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.