longtemps

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

long +‎ temps, from Old French lonc tans. Not a calque of English long time, because the first term is inherited from Proto-Indo-European *dlongʰos, from which the English term also derives.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɔ̃.tɑ̃/
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Adverb[edit]

longtemps

  1. for a long time; over a long period

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