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  1. n

    1. desejo; anseio

    2. nostalgia saudade f

  2. adj


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ˈlɔŋɪŋdesejo; anseio

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Word forms


Basic forms
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


Common caselonginglongings
Possessive caselonging'slongings'