Translation of yearn in Spanish:

yearn

Pronunciation: /jɜːrn; jɜːn/

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  • to yearn to + infinitive/infinitivo anhelar or ansiar* + infinitive/infinitivo he yearned to go back anhelaba or ansiaba volver to yearn for sth añorar algo she yearns for her native country/his embrace añora su patria/sus abrazos
    More example sentences
    • My heart aches now, yearning for you to come back and hug me for the last time before you leave.
    • My heart yearned for you for months and now its desire is fulfilled!
    • I do love this country and I am not about to stop yearning for change and doing what I can to affect a change - but one grows weary.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.