Translation of "long" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɑːŋ/

long adjective (TIME)

A1 continuing for a large amount of time

a long film/meeting 很长的电影/会议
I've been waiting a long time. 我已经等了很久了。
It's a long time since I worked there. 我不在那里工作已经很久了。
Apparently the sessions are an hour long. 显然这些会议都长达1个小时。

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long adjective (DISTANCE)

A1 being a distance between two points that is more than average or usual

long hair 长发
long legs 长腿
a long dress 长裙
There was a long queue at the post office. 邮局里排起了长队。
We're still a long way from the station. 我们离车站还很远。

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long adjective (MANY WORDS)

A2 used to describe a piece of writing that has a lot of pages or words

a long letter/book/report 长信/大部头的书/长篇报告

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uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɑːŋ/

long adverb (TIME)

A2 used to mean "(for) a long time", especially in questions and negative sentences

Have you been waiting (for) long? 你等了很久吗?
I'm just writing a letter but it won't take long. 我在写信,很快就写完了。
How long have you been in England? 你在英格兰呆多久了?
Don't rush - take as long as you like. 别着急——慢慢来。
We've been walking all day long. 我们走了整整一天。
I've known her longer than you have. 我认识她的时间比你长。
I won't be staying much longer. 我不会呆很久。

used with the past participle or the -ing form of the verb to mean that a state or activity has continued for a long time

(与过去分词或动词的 ing 形式连用表示持续了很久的状态或活动)
a long-awaited letter 期盼已久的来信
long-serving employees 老雇员

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long adverb (IF)

as/so long as

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B1 used to say that something must happen before something else can happen

I can come as long as I can leave by 4.00. 只要我能在4点钟之前出发,我就能来。
Bring your friends by all means - just so long as I know how many are coming. 一定要把你的朋友们带来——只要让我知道来多少人就行。


uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɑːŋ/ formal
long for sth; long to do sth

C2 to want something very much

She longed to see him again. 她很想再见到他。
I'm longing for news of him. 我正在盼望着得到他的消息。


uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɑːŋ/

written abbreviation for longitude


(Translation of “long” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)