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longing

['lɒŋɪŋ]

  1. N (=yearning) (for place) nostalgia f , añoranza f ; (for past time) añoranza f ; (for person, thing) anhelo m

  2. ADJ [look] anhelante

Examples from texts

By the end of the hour, the place where she laid her precious head would be covered with a cascade of satin bows, their long ends reaching the floor in a river of love.
Al final de la hora, el lugar donde tuviera apoyada la preciosa cabecita estaría cubierto con una cascada de lazos de raso, cuyas largas puntas llegarían hasta el suelo formando un río de amor.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
"The worst thing they can do to me is what you've done to Ingeborg," she said once, and Reiter spent a long time turning her answer over in his head.
– A lo sumo me harán lo que tú le haces a Ingeborg -le dijo una vez, y Reiter estuvo durante mucho rato repitiéndose esa contestación.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
But Ivanov had been eighteen once, too, and not by a long shot had he experienced anything like what Ansky described.
Pero Ivánov también había tenido dieciocho años y ni por asomo experimentó jamás algo parecido a lo que contaba Ansky.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
"It surely did," said the crippled captain, "but talking about General Entrescu has been like opening a door long barred."
– Seguramente -dijo el capitán mutilado-, aunque hablar de mi general Entrescu ha sido como si abriera una puerta que llevaba mucho tiempo atrancada.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
long grain rice A, rice, the grains of which are of a length exceeding 6,0 mm and of which the length/width ratio is greater than 2 but less than 3;
categoría A: cuyos granos tengan una longitud superior a 6,0 mm y una relación longitud/anchura superior a 2 pero inferior a 3;
This objective is to be attained in the long term, save where not achievable through proportionate measures, with the aim of providing effective protection of human health and the environment;
dicho objetivo debe alcanzarse a largo plazo, salvo cuando no sea realizable usando medidas proporcionadas, con objeto de proteger de forma eficaz la salud humana y el medio ambiente;
'Have they been here long?'
– ¿Llevan mucho tiempo aquí?
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
if necessary, drained for a sufficiently long time after cleaning and before filling,
si fuere necesario, puestos a escurrir durante el tiempo suficiente tras la limpieza y antes del llenado,
Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, Butch and V didn't last long at the club, and they were all home a little after midnight.
Por suerte, o tal vez lamentablemente, Butch y V no se quedaron mucho tiempo en el club, y estuvieron en casa un poco después de medianoche.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
The tunic was wrapped about the still form of a woman lying on the floor, in a spreading puddle of blood that matted the long tresses of dark hair.
La túnica envolvía la figura inmóvil de una mujer que estaba tendida en el suelo sobre un charco de sangre que se extendía y apelmazaba los largos mechones de oscuro cabello.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
And if this one trip means we’re finished, then maybe we’ve been finished for a long time.”
Y si este viaje significa que hemos acabado, quizá hayamos acabado hace tiempo:
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
Espinoza would have liked to ask how long they'd been lovers, but all that came out was a sigh.
Espinoza hubiera querido preguntarle desde cuándo eran amantes, pero sólo le salió un suspiro.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
"They are long, slow and colourful among the most beautiful of meteors."
"Son alargados, lentos y coloridos, son de los meteoros más bellos".
How long would the sea spider be unaware that it had hands?
¿Cuánto tiempo iba a pasar la araña de mar ignorando aún que tenía manos?
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
"It was heart-wrenching—yet another failure in the long and troubled history of solar sails."
"Fue desgarrador. Esta era una derrota más en la larga y problemática historia de las velas solares".

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'lɒŋɪŋFeminine nounnostalgia; añoranza; añoranza; anheloExamples

she felt a longing for her childhood days — añoraba los días de su infancia
he felt a longing for his homeland — sentía nostalgia por su país, añoraba su país
people have a longing for normality — la gente anhela la normalidad
she gazed at him with longing — lo miró con anhelo

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Collocations

long thoracic nerve injury
lesión del nervio torácico largo
long-acting thyroid stimulator protector
protector estimulador tiroideo de acción prolongada
so long
hasta la vista
so long
hasta luego
as long as
mientras
long wait
espera
long for
anhelar
long for
ansiar
long ago
antaño
long ago
antiguamente
long-lasting
perdurable
so long
tanto
long leg
zanca
in the long run
a la larga
long for
añorar

Word forms

long

verb
Basic forms
Pastlonged
Imperativelong
Present Participle (Participle I)longing
Past Participle (Participle II)longed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I longwe long
you longyou long
he/she/it longsthey long
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am longingwe are longing
you are longingyou are longing
he/she/it is longingthey are longing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have longedwe have longed
you have longedyou have longed
he/she/it has longedthey have longed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been longingwe have been longing
you have been longingyou have been longing
he/she/it has been longingthey have been longing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I longedwe longed
you longedyou longed
he/she/it longedthey longed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was longingwe were longing
you were longingyou were longing
he/she/it was longingthey were longing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had longedwe had longed
you had longedyou had longed
he/she/it had longedthey had longed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been longingwe had been longing
you had been longingyou had been longing
he/she/it had been longingthey had been longing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will longwe shall/will long
you will longyou will long
he/she/it will longthey will long
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be longingwe shall/will be longing
you will be longingyou will be longing
he/she/it will be longingthey will be longing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have longedwe shall/will have longed
you will have longedyou will have longed
he/she/it will have longedthey will have longed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been longingwe shall/will have been longing
you will have been longingyou will have been longing
he/she/it will have been longingthey will have been longing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would longwe should/would long
you would longyou would long
he/she/it would longthey would long
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be longingwe should/would be longing
you would be longingyou would be longing
he/she/it would be longingthey would be longing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have longedwe should/would have longed
you would have longedyou would have longed
he/she/it would have longedthey would have longed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been longingwe should/would have been longing
you would have been longingyou would have been longing
he/she/it would have been longingthey would have been longing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am longedwe are longed
you are longedyou are longed
he/she/it is longedthey are longed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being longedwe are being longed
you are being longedyou are being longed
he/she/it is being longedthey are being longed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been longedwe have been longed
you have been longedyou have been longed
he/she/it has been longedthey have been longed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was longedwe were longed
you were longedyou were longed
he/she/it was longedthey were longed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being longedwe were being longed
you were being longedyou were being longed
he/she/it was being longedthey were being longed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been longedwe had been longed
you had been longedyou had been longed
he/she/it had been longedthey had been longed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be longedwe shall/will be longed
you will be longedyou will be longed
he/she/it will be longedthey will be longed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been longedwe shall/will have been longed
you will have been longedyou will have been longed
he/she/it will have been longedthey will have been longed

longing

noun
SingularPlural
Common caselonginglongings
Possessive caselonging'slongings'