Translation of long for in Spanish:

long for

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
  • [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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.