https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koreatown

longo vs comprido

Both these mean long, how to differentiate?

March 24, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

You can use them interchangeably.

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erudis
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They're synonyms, but like most synonyms, people prefer one over the other for certain expressions. You won't hear a native speaker referring to a tall people as "longo", only "alto" or "comprido".

March 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alegrun

As a tip, native speakers use "long" usually referring a distance in a path, while "comprido" is used to express a measure (Example: The height of a person, or the length of a pant)

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Most of time for heights it is used alto.

March 29, 2013
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