In order to begin to unravel the meaning or meanings of the long term that now concerns us, the first thing is to establish its etymological origin. In doing so we discover that it comes from Latin, and more exactly from the word "largus", which can be translated as "abundant."
Long is a adjective which refers to what has a lot length . It can be used in a physical or symbolic sense, depending on the context. For example: “I don't like that car: it's too long”, "The president bored with a long speech, full of technical data", “When you go to buy the sheets, make sure they are appropriate according to the length of the mattress”.
Largo is an adjective that can also be used to refer to a period of time that has lasted or to indicate that a person in question is very clever or cunning. This last meaning is used within colloquial language.
Starting from that meaning in reference to time, we would have to highlight the existence of a film that uses the term that occupies us with that meaning. We are referring to "Long Sunday of Courtship", which premiered in 2004 under the direction of French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
That film is based on the homonymous book by Sébastien Japrisot and takes as its protagonist Mathilde, a young woman who receives the news that her boyfriend has died in the front, fighting in the middle of the First World War. However, she does not want to believe that information so she will undertake a complicated and hard search for it.
Audrey Tautou, the actress known for giving life to the central character of the now classic "Amelie", is the one who heads the cast, which also includes performers like Gaspard Ulliel or Clovic Cornillac.
All things have a certain length. This notion is usually understood in conjunction with the idea of width : objects, therefore, have a length and width. Usually, it is said that something is long when the length exceeds the width .
A long car It is one in which its front wheels and its rear wheels are separated by a great distance. This physical characteristic may be synonymous with elegance for some people or an inconvenience to others.
A long dress , meanwhile, covers the entire body of a woman . These dresses are one-piece garments that begin at the neck or shoulders and reach the ankles.
In its symbolic meaning, the length is that extensive, continuous, dilated or abundant . For example, if someone comments "Gomez is a long-standing player", is referring to this athlete has gone through many clubs and has many years of professional career. Similarly, a phrase like "It's been a long time since we last saw each other" is linked to a lapse of prolonged time, at least from the subjectivity of who pronounces the expression.
In addition to all of the above, it should be stressed that in Spain there is a significant historical figure whose last name is the adjective that concerns us. We are referring to Francisco Largo Caballero, President of the Republic during the first stages of the Civil War.