Quick answer
"Longing" is a noun which is often translated as "la añoranza", and "yearning" is a noun which is often translated as "el anhelo". Learn more about the difference between "longing" and "yearning" below.
longing(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (yearning)
a. la añoranza
(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 soldier felt a deep longing for his home country.El soldado sentía una gran añoranza por su patria.
b. la nostalgia
(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).
In her loneliness, Lil was overcome with longing for what she had lost.En su soledad, Lil se sintió invadida por la nostalgia por lo perdido.
c. el anhelo
(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).
Samuel looked at her, his eyes filled with longing.Samuel la miró con los ojos plenos de anhelo.
d. el deseo
(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).
Emily had a sudden longing to see her friends and family.Emily tuvo un deseo repentino de ver a sus amigos y a su familia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (full of longing)
a. anhelante
Daniel gave his girlfriend a longing look as her train left the station.Daniel le echó una mirada anhelante a su novia cuando el tren partía de la estación.
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yearning(
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ihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (desire)
a. el anhelo
(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).
As an orphan, Donna had a deep yearning for connection.Como huérfana, Donna sentía un profundo anhelo de conectar con la gente.
b. el ansia
(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 team has a yearning to win the cup.El equipo siente ansia de ganar la copa.
c. las ansias
(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).
Brad has a yearning to spend time in nature.Brad tiene ansias de pasar más tiempo en medio de la naturaleza.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (eager)
a. anhelante
Becky gave him a lustful, yearning look as she caressed his cheek.Becky le dirigió una mirada lujuriosa y anhelante mientras le acariciaba la mejilla.
b. vehemente
Derek has a yearning desire to make a radical change in his life.Derek siente un deseo vehemente de hacer un cambio radical en su vida.
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