(yearning)(for place)nostalgia (f);añoranza (f);(for past time)añoranza (f);(for person, thing)anhelo (m)
nothing could stop this longing he felt deep insidesoon people were divulging their secret longings
she felt a longing for her childhood daysañoraba los días de su infancia;he felt a longing for his homelandsentía nostalgia por su país;añoraba su país;people have a longing for normalityla gente anhela la normalidad;she gazed at him with longinglo miró con anhelo
she gazed at the pile of doughnuts with a longing lookhe gave her one last, longing look and then turned away
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