Spanish word of the week: largo

This week’s Spanish word of the week is largo.

Largo is an adjective that means long. You can listen to the pronunciation of largo in the audio clip below:

The ‘false friend’ we will be looking at today is largo.  It doesn’t mean large, it means long, whether talking about the physical length of something:

Esta cuerda es demasiado larga. This piece of string is too long.

Se ha dejado el pelo largo. She has grown her hair long.

…or the length of time something goes on for:

Tuvimos una larga conversación sobre ello.  We had a long conversation about it.

Veremos los resultados a largo plazo. We’ll see the results in the long term.

If you actually want to say large, use the Spanish adjective grande:

dos maletas grandes y una más pequeña   two large suitcases and a smaller one

las grandes ciudades como Buenos Aires large cities like Buenos Aires

Maneja grandes cantidades de dinero. She handles large sums of money.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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