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).
noun
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).
(F)
My heart is filled with longing for the times when we were carefree young men.Mi corazón está lleno de añoranza por aquellos tiempos cuando éramos jóvenes despreocupados.
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).
(F)
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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).
adjective
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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longing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in general)
a. 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).
(M)
b. 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).
(M)
2. (for home, family, old days)
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).
(F)
longing [ˈlɒŋɪŋ]
noun
(yearning) (for place) nostalgia (f); añoranza (f); (for past time) añoranza (f); (for person, thing) anhelo (m)
nothing could stop this longing he felt deep inside soon people were divulging their secret longings
she felt a longing for her childhood days añoraba los días de su infancia; he felt a longing for his homeland sentía nostalgia por su país; añoraba su país; people have a longing for normality la gente anhela la normalidad; she gazed at him with longing lo miró con anhelo
adjective
[+look] anhelante
she gazed at the pile of doughnuts with a longing look he gave her one last, longing look and then turned away
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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