Translation of long for in Spanish:

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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