Quick answer
"Length" is a noun which is often translated as "el largo", and "height" is a noun which is often translated as "la altura". Learn more about the difference between "length" and "height" 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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
height(
hayt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (measurement)
a. la altura
(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 height of the new building is impressive.La altura del nuevo edificio es impresionante.
b. la estatura
(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).
(person)
I'm not sure of his exact height, but he looks really tall.No sé cuál es su estatura exacta pero se ve muy alto.
c. el altitud
(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).
(above sea level)
The plane is flying at a height of 39,000 feet.El avión está volando a una altitud de 39,000 pies.
2. (peak)
a. la cima
(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).
Our president is at the height of his political career.Nuestro presidente está en la cima de su carrera política.
3. (limit)
a. el colmo
(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).
The magazine reached the height of madness with this article.La revista llegó al colmo de la locura con este artículo.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS