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"Crave" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ansiar", and "long" is an adjective which is often translated as "largo". Learn more about the difference between "crave" and "long" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to desire)
a. ansiar
Surely you must crave some company after being single for so long.Seguro que ansías compañía tras tanto tiempo soltero.
b. tener ansias de
I am currently taking a medication to prevent me from craving cigarettes.Me estoy medicando para evitar tener ansias de fumar.
c. tener antojo de (food)
Being away from home is making me crave my mother's cooking even more.Estar fuera de casa me hace tener aun más antojo de la cocina de mi madre.
2. (to ask for)
a. implorar
May I crave your pardon? I hadn't realized that you were a king.Imploro su perdón. No me había dado cuenta de que era rey.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to desire)
a. anhelar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
When he discovered who killed his father, he craved for revenge.Cuando descubrió quién mató a su padre, anheló venganza.
b. ansiar
The artist desperately craved for the ability to express himself through his work.El artista ansiaba desesperadamente poder expresarse a través de su trabajo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (length or distance)
a. largo
We have a long way to go before we get home.Tenemos un camino largo por delante para llegar a casa.
b. de largo
The landing strip is a mile long.La pista de aterrizaje mide una milla de largo.
2. (time)
a. largo
The talk was so long that I fell asleep.La charla fue tan larga que me quedé dormido.
b. prolongado
A trip to the sea helped her recover from her long illness.Un viaje al mar la ayudó a recuperarse de su prolongada enfermedad.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The flight is three hours long.Es un vuelo de tres horas.
Tomorrow's test is five hours long.El examen de mañana dura cinco horas.
3. (linguistics)
a. largo
The vowel in the word "boot" is a long vowel.La vocal en la palabra "boot" es una vocal larga.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (for a long time)
a. mucho
Are you going to take long?¿Vas a tardar mucho?
b. mucho tiempo
I don't plan to stay long.No pienso quedarme mucho tiempo.
c. todo
We stayed up and danced all night long.Nos desvelamos y bailamos toda la noche.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to desire)
a. anhelar
I long for the day when no one has a hidden agenda.Anhelo el día en que nadie tenga intenciones ocultas.
b. desear
I long to be back in your arms.Deseo estar de nuevo en tus brazos.
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