Last week while I was working with a student, we came across a question his workbook (Barron’s SPANISH NOW! Level 2), “What is the longest word in the Spanish Language?” So of course, I had to find the answer….I searched around a little bit and found this:
“pentakismyriohexakisquilioletracosiohexacontapentagona,” which contains 54 letters. The word denotes a polygon with 56.645 sides. (I had no idea such a thing existed)
This word is followed by “superextraordinarísimamente”, which means extremely extraordinarily and contains 27 letters.
And knowing these answers, I had to hunt around for the longest word in the English Language. And the longest recognized, non-technical coined word is:
“anti-dis-establishmentarianism” which contains 28 letters and means, “of, pertaining to, or opposing the disestablishment of a state church.
For more longest words check out Wikipedia or do your own search!