Translation of "long" - English-Korean dictionary

long

adjective uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/

A1 having a large distance from one end to the other

long hair
long legs
a long dress
→ Opposite short

A1 continuing for a large amount of time

(시간이) 긴
a long movie
→ Opposite short

A2 describes a piece of writing that has a lot of pages or words

a long book

used when asking for or giving information about the distance or time of something

길이가 -인
It’s about three metres long.
The concert was three hours long.
How long was the skirt?
How long is the movie?
be long in the tooth

to be old, often too old to do something

매우 늙은
He’s a bit long in the tooth to be wearing jeans, don’t you think?
adverb uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/

A2 for a long time

오래
Did you have to wait long for the train?
as long as

B1 used when you are talking about something that must happen before something else can happen

-하는 한
You can play football as long as you do your homework first.
no longer

B1 in the past but not now

더이상 -가 아닌
The school is no longer used.
before (very/too) long

soon

They’ll be home before very long.
noun [ no plural ] uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/

a large amount of time

오래
She won’t be away for long.
verb uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/ formal

to want something very much

-를 갈망하다
She longed to see him again.
I’m longing for some sun.

(Translation of “long” from the Cambridge English–Korean Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)