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American English: /ˈlɔŋ ˈˌtərm/

Translation of long-term in Spanish:

adjective (usually before noun)

  • 1.1 (in the future)
    a largo plazo
    what are your long-term prospects?
    ¿qué perspectivas tienes a largo plazo?
    1.2 (for a long period)
    a largo plazo
    de larga duración
    (parking lot) (American English)
    para estacionamiento or (Spain) aparcamiento prolongado
    this measure will do long-term damage
    los efectos perjudiciales de esta medida se dejarán sentir durante largo tiempo
    long-term memory
    memoria (feminine) a largo plazo
    Example sentences
    • The firm has also taken on two long-term unemployed bricklayers to work with them.
    • It could take longer to effect than we hoped, but it remains our long-term objective.
    • The long-term effects of cannabis on the body are still a matter of controversy.


  • [colloquial]
    a largo plazo

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