Translation of longing in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːŋɪŋ; ˈlɒŋɪŋ/


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  • (nostalgia) añoranza (feminine), nostalgia (feminine); (desire) vivo or vehemente deseo (masculine)longing for sth/sb she was overcome with longing for her own country sintió una gran añoranza or nostalgia de su país he felt a great longing for her la echaba muchísimo de menos there was a longing for a return to peace había un vivo deseo de que volviera la paz
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    • The longings and legitimate desires for approval, acceptance and understanding are cut off.
    • Give yourself the breathing room necessary to feel your deepest longings and desires.
    • It signifies the love and longings of the women who make it.


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