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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to crave)
a. to long for
Después de un día entero de caminata bajo la lluvia, ansiaba un baño caliente.After a whole day walking in the rain, I was longing for a hot bath.
b. to yearn for
Con tres niños pequeños en la casa, ansiaba un poco de orden y paz en mi vida.With three young children in the house, I yearned for some order and peace in my life.
c. to long to (used with infinitive)
Ansiaba dejar el hospital pero no estaba suficientemente recuperada.I was longing to get out of the hospital but I wasn't well enough yet.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ansiar algoto long for something
ansiar hacer algoto long to do something
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transitive verb
to long for; yearn for
ansiar hacer algo to long to do sth; yearn to do sth
intransitive verb
ansiar por algn to be madly in love with sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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