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American English: /lɔŋ/
, /lɑŋ/
British English: /lɒŋ/

adjective longerPronunciation: /ˈlɔːŋɡər/, /ˈlɒŋɡə(r)/, longestPronunciation: /ˈlɔːŋɡəst/, /ˈlɒŋɡɪst/

  • 1 1.1 (in space)
    how long do you want the skirt?
    ¿cómo quieres la falda de larga?
    the wall is 200 m long
    el muro mide 200 m de largo
    it was a long three miles for the runners
    las tres millas se les hicieron muy largas a los corredores
    it's a long way to Tulsa from here
    Tulsa queda bastante lejos de aquí
    to be long in the leg (person)
    tener las piernas largas
    tener las patas largas
    ser demasiado largo
    the grass is getting very long
    el pasto or (Spain) la hierba está creciendo mucho
    a long drink the long and the short of itthe long and the short of it is that we have no money
    en resumidas cuentas or en una palabra: no tenemos dinero
    Example sentences
    • She is described as white, about 25, of medium build, with long straight brown hair.
    • After a couple of lefts and a right she found herself in a long, straight corridor.
    • She has long straight blonde hair, which she usually wears in a ponytail.
    1.2 (extensive)
    the book is over 300 pages long
    el libro tiene más de 300 páginas
    Example sentences
    • Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients: it is really easy to make.
    • Despite a long list of honorary titles she has remained far from grand.
    • I made a long list of promises to God of how good I'd be in future if only we could get this sorted out.
    1.3 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • The big problem with long vowels is that there is more than one way to spell the same sound.
    • French long vowels always occur on stressed syllables.
    • In French, Italian, and Scottish English long vowels occur in a narrow range of positions and in general do not affect meaning.
    Example sentences
    • Vocal delivery feels like a poetry reading, spoken as much as sung, but with long drawn syllables.
    • A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
    • Let's assume that long syllables take just twice as long to say as short ones.
  • 2 (in time)
    what are your long-term prospects?
    ¿qué perspectivas tienes a largo plazo?
    how long was your flight?
    ¿cuánto duró el vuelo?
    the movie is three hours long
    la película dura tres horas
    two months isn't long enough
    dos meses no son suficientes or no es tiempo suficiente
    she's been gone a long time/while
    hace tiempo/rato que se fue
    the nights are getting longer
    las noches se están haciendo más largas
    he works long hours
    trabaja muchas horas
    she gave me a long, hard stare
    se me quedó mirando con dureza
    we must take a long, hard look at our priorities
    tenemos que considerar detenida y cuidadosamente nuestras prioridades
    Example sentences
    • Colleagues today paid tribute to their engine driver, who had made many friends during his long career.
    • The author had a long career in journalism and his final post was that of executive editor of the European.
    • Health problems need to be attended to and resolved or they can linger for a long time.
  • 3 (well endowed with) [colloquial]to be long on somethinga speech long on rhetoric, but short on substance
    un discurso cargado de retórica pero falto de sustancia
    Example sentences
    • They are long on opinions, but short on evidence.
    • He is long on promises, but short on accomplishments.
    • Both movies are extremely long on mystery and innuendo.
  • 4 (Finance)
    a largo plazo
    Example sentences
    • After all, back in the seventies, the long bond yield was up in the mid teens.
    • For this reason, their value is often calculated by making reference to the long bond yield.
    • Provided that restricted shares can be bought at a deep discount to market, it would make much sense for the group holding long shares to try and convert those shares into a far greater number of restricted shares.

adverb -er, -est

  • 1 1.1 (in time) are you going to stay long
    ¿te vas a quedar mucho tiempo?
    he didn't last very long in the job
    no duró mucho en el trabajo
    this species has been long extinct
    esta especie lleva extinguida mucho tiempo
    hace mucho tiempo que se extinguió esta especie
    have you been waiting long?
    ¿llevas mucho rato esperando?
    ¿hace mucho que esperas?
    how much longer must we wait?
    ¿hasta cuándo vamos a tener que esperar?
    how long did it take you to get there?
    ¿cuánto tardaste en llegar?
    ¿cuánto tiempo te llevó el viaje?
    how long have you been living here?
    ¿cuánto hace que vives aquí?
    that's the longest we've ever stayed away from home
    esa es la vez que más tiempo hemos estado fuera
    they didn't spend long in Bangkok
    no pasaron mucho tiempo en Bangkok
    I didn't have long enough to answer all the questions
    no me alcanzó el tiempo para contestar todas las preguntas
    people live longer now
    ahora la gente vive más (años)
    they didn't have long to wait
    no tuvieron que esperar mucho
    she didn't have long to live
    no le quedaba mucho tiempo de vida
    it won't be long before they get here
    no tardarán en llegar
    it isn't very long since she left
    no hace mucho (tiempo) que se fue
    sit down, I won't be long
    siéntate, enseguida vuelvo ( or termino etc)
    he's not long for this world [euphemistic]
    no le queda mucha vida por delante
    they talked all day long
    estuvieron hablando todo el día
    not long afterwards
    no mucho después
    long ago
    hace (ya) mucho tiempo
    I had met her long before
    yo la había conocido mucho antes or hacía mucho tiempo
    it has long since been lost
    lleva perdido desde hace tiempo
    a long since rejected theory
    una teoría rechazada hace ya tiempo
    not long ago o since
    no hace mucho
    a long forgotten hero
    un héroe olvidado desde hace tiempo
    I have long suspected it
    hace tiempo que lo venía sospechando
    Example sentences
    • I will think long and hard before I give my number out again.
    • On Booker shortlists, the preponderance of some subjects over others has long been a source of comment.
    • They had long been sought by police in connection with a series of violent motorcycle thefts.
    1.2 (Finance)to buy long
    comprar con expectativas alcistas
  • 2 2.1 (in phrases) before longyou'll be an aunt before long
    dentro de poco serás tía
    before long they had bought more offices
    poco después ya habían comprado más oficinas
    for longshe wasn't gone for long
    no estuvo fuera mucho tiempo
    you won't be laughing for long
    vas a ver tú como dentro de nada se te quitan las ganas de reír
    no longer, not any longerI can't stand it any longer
    ya no aguanto más
    there was no longer any point in waiting
    ya no tenía sentido esperar
    they no longer live here
    ya no viven aquí
    Example sentences
    • Her father was a very important man in the city and he could not stay any longer no matter what his daughter wished.
    • They will not keep you any longer than necessary.
    • We won't wait any longer for this country's children have health care and a quality education.
    2.2as long as, so long as (as conjunction)
    (for the period) mientras
    I'll remember it as o so long as I live
    lo recordaré mientras viva
    as long as she was alive
    mientras vivió ella
    for as long as I can remember
    desde que tengo memoria
    you can go so o as long as you're back by 12
    puedes ir con tal de que or siempre que vuelvas antes de las 12
    Example sentences
    • We lost faith in pensions long ago.
    • The men long ago stopped wearing tribal costumes.
    • It's a particularly unfashionable old hat that ought to have gone to the charity shop long ago.
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intransitive verb

  • to long to + infinitive
    estar deseando + infinitive
    anhelar + infinitive [literary]
    I longed to tell her the truth
    estaba deseando decirle la verdad
    we're simply longing to meet him
    estamos deseando conocerlo
    Example sentences
    • He ached for her and longed to show her that he loved her and that he wouldn't leave her.
    • She laughs and says she has longed for the ring for a great time and wished to take it.
    • She had longed so eagerly to charm, to be desired, to be wildly attractive and sought after.

Phrasal verbs

long for

verb + preposition + object
echar de menos
echar en falta
extrañar (esp Latin America)
he was longing for her return
estaba deseando que volviera
anhelaba su regreso [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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  • longitude
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