long-distance
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "long distance."
long-distance
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (traveling a long distance)
a. de largo recorrido
Even if it takes longer, I'd rather take a long-distance train than fly.Aunque tarde más, yo preferiría tomar un tren de largo recorrido que volar.
b. de fondo (runner)
Jay had the perfect physique to be a long-distance runner.Jay tenía el físico perfecto para ser corredor de fondo.
2. (telecommunications)
a. de larga distancia
This is a long-distance call, so it'll have to be brief.Esto es una llamada de larga distancia, así que tendrá que ser breve.
3. (carried out from far away)
a. a distancia
The couple realized after six months that their long-distance relationship wasn't going to work out.La pareja se dio cuenta después de seis meses que su relación a distancia no iba a funcionar.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (telecommunications)
a. de larga distancia
I'm calling you long-distance, so I need to make this short.Te estoy llamando de larga distancia, entonces tengo que ser breve.
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long-distance
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a.
a long-distance (telephone) calluna conferencia
long-distance lorry drivercamionero(a) m,f
a long-distance racecarrera de fondo
long-distance runnercorredor(ora) de fondo
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (general)
a.
to telephone long-distanceponer una conferencia
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long-distance [ˈlɒŋˈdɪstəns]
adjective
[+flight] largo; de larga distancia; [+race, runner] de fondo; [+train] de largo recorrido;
adverb
to call sb long-distance poner una conferencia a algn
modifier
long-distance call (n) llamada (f) interurbana or de larga distancia; conferencia (f)
long-distance bus (n) autocar (m); coche (m) de línea
long-distance runner (n) corredoracorredora (m) (f) de fondo;a corredora fondista (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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