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"Vacation doesn't last long enough."

Translation:Les vacances ne durent pas assez longtemps.

May 20, 2020



why not "les vacances ne durent pas assez long?"


Long is an adjective and this sentence needs an adverb. You could say "Les vacances ne sont pas assez longues", but it's not as close a translation.


From my research,《 longtemps 》 and 《 long 》 are similar, but not the same. 《 Longtemps 》is used to refer to a length of time being, well, long. 《 Long 》is more general and can be used for objects as well.

This thread sheds some light: https://hinative.com/en-US/questions/1629158

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