Quick answer
"Lengths" is a form of "length", a noun which is often translated as "el largo". "Periods" is a form of "period", a noun which is often translated as "el periodo". Learn more about the difference between "lengths" and "periods" 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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period(
pi
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ri
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ihd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (length of time)
a. el periodo
(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).
He was unable to walk for a period of four months due to the injury.No pudo caminar durante un periodo de cuatro meses a causa de la lesión.
b. el período
(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).
There was a lengthy period of time between her first child and her second.Hubo un período largo entre su primer hijo y su segundo.
c. el plazo
(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).
This permit is valid for a period of two months.Este permiso tiene vigencia durante un plazo de dos meses.
2. (era)
a. la época
(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 Renaissance was a glorious period for the arts.El Renacimiento fue una época gloriosa para las artes.
3. (punctuation)
a. el punto
(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).
You should have put a period here, not a comma.Deberías haber puesto un punto aquí, no una coma.
4. (sports)
a. el tiempo
(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 Capitals scored three goals in the second period.Los Capitals anotaron tres goles en el segundo tiempo.
5. (menstruation)
a. el periodo
(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).
I haven't gotten my period yet. Could I be pregnant?No me ha llegado mi periodo. ¿Podría estar embarazada?
b. la regla
(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).
I get really bad cramps when I have my period.Me da cólico especialmente doloroso cuando tengo la regla.
6. (in school)
a. la clase
(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).
I have math for third period.Mi tercera clase es matemáticas.
b. la hora
(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).
I don't have lunch until fifth period.No tomo el almuerzo hasta la quinta hora.
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