In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in space)(hair/legs/distance) largohow 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 — ser demasiado largo
- the grass is getting very long — el pasto está creciendo mucho
- a long drink — un trago largo
- the long and the short of it
- the long and the short of it is that we have no money — en resumidas cuentas / en una palabra: no tenemos dinero
- The hoods of their robes covered their heads, and they wore long belts of white rope.
- The bride given in marriage by her father Tommy looked radiant in a white dress with long train.
- High hedging ensures a good deal of privacy and the long driveway provides ample parking.
- The zoo was packed with happy children and there were long queues to get in.
- His face, though powerful, was marred by a long scar stretching across his forehead.
- She has long straight blonde hair, which she usually wears in a ponytail.
- The strikes continue today and bosses are warning claimants and job seekers to expect long queues.
- Among the supplies is a heavy knife with a long blade that will work as a tool or a weapon.
- The President sits at the head of a long table, immaculately dressed in a suit and striped tie.
- Some of the roads are long and winding which results in numerous blindspots along the way.
- I am the last in a relatively long queue.
- He started the car and began to drive down the long road from the camp to the highway.
- My room was at the end of a very long hallway with no doors along most of its length.
- Girls with long hair must tie it back with burgundy or black clips to match the uniform.
- He had long eyelashes.
- Neighbours say he had a pronounced limp and had shaved his head while retaining his long beard.
- She deftly ties a knot at the end of a long piece of thread before poking the other quickly through the needle's eye.
- 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.
- Turning, he could see the dark line of cliffs from which he had come, and a long stretch of beach.
1.2(extensive)(letter/list/book) largothe book is over 300 pages long — el libro tiene más de 300 páginas
- I met a German lady who sat in the piazza with a dictionary so that she could write a long letter to me.
- The vegetarian menu takes up a page, and there is a long list of fish and poultry dishes.
- The attacks are the latest in a long list of violent crimes to have blighted Yorkshire in the last month.
- The long list of activities includes boxing training, snooker and computer games.
- The former president has a long list of credits not only here at home but abroad.
- Inquiry reports are often long, comprehensive, densely written, and hard to read.
- All I came up with was a series of brain achingly long reports that left me more confused than when I started.
- 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.
- Replacing the bathroom was way down on a long list of home improvement jobs, but it has now made it to the top.
- Rarely before had such a long novel been allowed the integrity to express itself.
- Despite a long list of honorary titles she has remained far from grand.
- Ms Kelly said the department eventually put out a long report so that no one would notice its conclusions.
- Getting older no longer leads to a long list of activities that you fear even attempting.
- While both men have a long list of achievements to their credit, neither is in the first flush of youth.
- Vegetarians are well catered for and the chef will rustle up a long list of meat-free dishes on request.
- Now they have turned to a police offender profiler to try and narrow down a long list of potential suspects.
- An incredibly long menu makes perfect sense in head office, but causes havoc in the kitchen.
- Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients: it is really easy to make.
- He was the original Hollywood heart-throb, a star with good looks and a long list of lovers.
- Lots of things are bad for us, including a long list of potentially unhealthy foods.
- In French, Italian, and Scottish English long vowels occur in a narrow range of positions and in general do not affect meaning.
- A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
- Vocal delivery feels like a poetry reading, spoken as much as sung, but with long drawn syllables.
- 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.
- Let's assume that long syllables take just twice as long to say as short ones.
2(in time)(investigation/struggle) largo(illness/period) prolongado(illness/period) largowhat 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 / 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
3informal(well endowed with)to be long on sth
- a speech long on rhetoric, but short on substance — un discurso cargado de retórica pero falto de sustancia
4Finance(bill/stock) a largo plazo
- I longed for a bath, clean linen and a bed - any kind of bed that would allow me to stretch and relax.
- He played football but longed to be a kick-boxer, a dream that perished on the rock of short and stumpy legs.
- How he longed for the summer when they would both jet off to Italy for their special times together.
- Oh how I longed for a platform indicator that actually told you when the next train was due, not just where it was going.
- I longed to get a steady rhythm going and muttered impatiently that we had a mountain to climb.
- I longed for my parents to hire a horse-drawn cab instead of a taxi but that did not happen.
- Rupert and Robin both hated boarding school and they longed to live at home.
- I longed for a digital system that would hold the information from the letters and leave paper and dust behind.
- They do not understand how much I long for it, how I have longed for it ever since I was a girl.
- According to what few accounts we have of him he thought the word of his daughter and longed to see her again.
- Her husband believes she is David's biggest fan and she has longed to meet him since she was a schoolgirl.
- I longed to return to the crime narrative to find out what happens next.
- She longed to see a powerful revival among the neglected and helpless widows of India.
- She had longed so eagerly to charm, to be desired, to be wildly attractive and sought after.
- She laughs and says she has longed for the ring for a great time and wished to take it.
- He longed to know what nobility was exactly, so he could be sure that he had it.
- There have been moments, many of them, when I have longed to be re-united with it.
- I've always longed for a sweet and affectionate, yet unbelievably cool, nickname.
- It was not much more than a shack but soon they were joined by local women who had longed for the day when a convent would be opened.
- He ached for her and longed to show her that he loved her and that he wouldn't leave her.
- It took her quite a long time to get dressed and undressed.
- Health problems need to be attended to and resolved or they can linger for a long time.
- If you are going on vacation for a long period, you can ask the neighbour to keep a watch on your home.
- Once the trailers were over, there was an unusually long pause when the screen was just black.
- If they open their windows, the smell pervades their homes and lingers there for a long time.
- I actually managed to get my long speech done in two takes which I was delighted with.
- The author had a long career in journalism and his final post was that of executive editor of the European.
- Aged 39, he was looking forward to a long and successful career in local government.
- They spent long periods chasing the ball.
- The irregular working hours and long gaps between jobs meant I had lots of time for boyfriends.
- Sometimes he takes a long time between balls and then, for a change, he simply turns and comes right at you.
- At the end of another match he surprised the crowd by breaking into a long speech about Oscar Wilde.
- Nicole said that she did not think she would be ready to marry anyone for a long time.
- Swindon Traffic Police said long delays were expected due to the volume of the traffic.
- Loud arguments and minor scuffles are a common sight, as the long wait wears down patience.
- However, if you had been a drugs dealer, you could have expected a long prison sentence.
- Britain's defeat means their long search for a gold medal in the men's team pursuit goes on.
- Subsequently I have battled a lot of physical ailments, some of long duration.
- After an excruciatingly long pause, Amy gasped.
- Colleagues today paid tribute to their engine driver, who had made many friends during his long career.
- Many of the businesses we work in seem long on management and short on leadership.
- And while Scotland were long on perspiration, they were woefully short on inspiration.
- He is long on promises, but short on accomplishments.
- The minister has shown she is long on rhetoric but short on action.
- Both movies are extremely long on mystery and innuendo.
- The hearing which followed was long on plausibility, but short on actuality.
- They are long on opinions, but short on evidence.
- That does not rule out the potential of long stocks that are going up during a down- trending market, but the probability of that happening is not as high as the alternative.
- 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.
- Is there a worldwide shortage of long bonds?
- After all, back in the seventies, the long bond yield was up in the mid teens.
2(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
- have you been waiting long? — ¿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 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 (/ termino etc. )
- he's not long for this world — no va a vivir mucho
- 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 / 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 / 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
3Financeto buy long — comprar con expectativas alcistas
4before long — dentro de poco
- you'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 long
- she 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 longer
- I can't stand it any longer — no lo soporto más
- there was no longer any point in waiting — ya no tenía sentido esperar
- they no longer live here — ya no viven aquí
5as conj as long as, so long as — mientras
- I'll remember it as / 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 / as long as you're back by 12 — puedes ir con tal de que / siempre que vuelvas antes de las 12
1anhelar + inf literaryto long to + inf — estar deseando + inf
- I longed to tell her the truth — estaba deseando decirle la verdad
- we're simply longing to meet him — estamos deseando conocerlo
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