Quick answer
"Length" is a noun which is often translated as "el largo", and "depth" is a noun which is often translated as "la profundidad". Learn more about the difference between "length" and "depth" below.
length(
lehngth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (measurement)
a. el largo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What length is the swimming pool?¿Cuál es el largo de la piscina?
b. la longitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have you measured the length of the table?¿Ya mediste la longitud de la mesa?
2. (time)
a. la duración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fees depend on the length of the course.La matrícula depende de la duración del curso.
3. (extent)
a. la extensión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The text must be no more than 500 words in length.El texto debe tener una extensión de no más de 500 palabras.
4. (piece)
a. el trozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She cut a length of string.Cortó un trozo de cordel.
5. (sports)
a. el cuerpo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in horse racing)
Our horse won by a length.Nuestro caballo ganó por un cuerpo.
b. el largo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in rowing)
They were half a length ahead.Ganaban por medio largo.
c. el largo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of swimming pool)
I do 20 lengths every day.Me hago 20 largos cada día.
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depth(
dehpth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dimension)
a. la profundidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He wanted a pool with more depth.Él quería una piscina con más profundidad.
2. (profound)
a. la profundidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The author's literary work was known for its intellectual depth.La obra literaria del autor era conocida por su profundidad intelectual.
3. (colors or feelings)
a. la intensidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She repainted the room because she wanted a color with more depth.Ella repintó la habitación porque quería un color con más intensidad.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (on a deep level)
a. a fondo
He was an expert among his peers given his depth of understanding on the topic.Era experto entre sus colegas dado su conocimiento a fondo del tema.
depths
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (deepest part)
a. las profundidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The scientists explored the ocean's depths.Los científicos exploraron las profundidades del océano.
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