Translation of long for in Spanish:
- [mother/friend] echar de menos, echar en falta, extrañar (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) he was longing for her return estaba deseando que volviera, anhelaba su regreso [literary/literario] 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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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.