There are 2 translations of hard in Spanish:

hard1

Pronunciation: /hɑːrd; hɑːd/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (firm, solid) [object/surface] duro to set hard endurecerse* to freeze hard helarse* hard court cancha (f) or (Esp tb) pista (f) (de tenis) dura 1.2 (forceful) [push/knock] fuerte
  • 2 2.1 (difficult) [question/subject] difícil; [task] arduo our prices are hard to beat nuestros precios son imbatibles such documents are hard to come by esos documentos son difíciles de conseguir he's hard to please es difícil de complacer, es exigente you'll have a hard time o job explaining that to her te costará explicárselo it's hard for them to adapt les cuesta adaptarse I find that hard to believe me cuesta creerlo to learn sth the hard way aprender algo a base de cometer errores 2.2 (severe) [winter/climate/judge/master] duro, severo times are very hard for small businessmen corren muy malos tiempos para los pequeños comerciantes he had a hard time in the army lo pasó mal en el ejército to give sb a hard time hacérselas* pasar mal a algnto be hard on sb/sth don't be too hard on him no seas demasiado duro con él it's hard on her to have to walk so far tener que ir tan lejos a pie es duro para ella he's hard on his shoes no le duran nada los zapatos, destroza los zapatos enseguida hard luck mala suerte see also hard-luck story 2.3 (tough, cynical) [person/attitude] duro, insensible
  • 3 3.1 (concentrated, strenuous) we need to do some hard talking to sort this matter out tenemos que hablar muy seriamente para resolver este asunto to take a long hard look at sth analizar* seriamente algo children are very hard work at that age los niños dan mucho trabajo a esa edad it's hard work getting him to do anything cuesta conseguir que haga algo 3.2 (energetic) he's a hard worker/fighter es muy trabajador/luchador a hard drinker un gran bebedor or (AmL tb) tomador
  • 4 (definite) [evidence] concluyente hard news noticias (f) concretas
  • 6 6.1 (in strongest forms) hard drugs drogas (fpl) duras hard liquor bebidas (fpl) (alcohólicas) fuertes a drop of the hard stuff [colloq & hum] un traguito de algo fuerte hard porn porno (m) duro hard rock rock (m) duro 6.2 [Fin] hard cash dinero (m) contante y sonante, efectivo (m) hard currency divisa (f) or moneda (f) fuerte 6.3 [water] duro 6.4 [Ling] [sound/consonant] fuerte 6.5 [Phys] [radiation/gamma ray/X ray] duro
  • 7 [Pol] the hard left/right la izquierda/derecha dura

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There are 2 translations of hard in Spanish:

hard2

adv (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (with force) [pull/push] con fuerza I hit her hard le pegué fuerte you have to slam the door hard tienes que dar un portazo fuerte she kept her foot hard down on the accelerator siguió pisando con fuerza el acelerador I threw the ball as hard as I could tiré la pelota con todas mis fuerzas 1.2 (strenuously) [work] mucho, duro, duramente; [run] mucho I was hard at work estaba concentrado en mi trabajo he works his students very hard hace trabajar mucho a sus alumnos, les exige mucho a sus alumnos we've been saving hard for the trip hemos estado ahorrando mucho or [familiar/colloquial] como locos para el viaje no matter how hard I try por más que me esfuerzo I think you're trying too hard creo que te lo tienes que tomar con más calma if you wish for it hard enough, it will come true si lo deseas con todas tus fuerzas, se hará realidad think hard before you decide piénsalo muy bien antes de decidir I'd think very hard before committing myself (me) lo pensaría dos veces antes de comprometerme to be hard put o (BrE also) pushed to + inf you'd be hard put (to it) to find a better doctor sería difícil encontrar un médico mejor I'd be hard put to remember their names me pondrías en un aprieto si me preguntaras cómo se llaman 1.3 (intently) [listen] atentamente, con atención we'll have to look hard at their proposals tendremos que estudiar seriamente sus propuestas
  • 2 (heavily) [rain/snow] fuerte, mucho; [pant/breathe] pesadamente she's been hitting the bottle pretty hard [colloquial/familiar] le ha estado dando duro al trago [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 (severely) the southern states have been hardest hit los estados del sur han sido los más afectados her death hit him very hard su muerte lo afectó muchísimo or fue un duro golpe para él to take sth hard tomarse algo muy mal to be/feel hard done by she thinks she has been o she feels hard done by piensa que la han tratado injustamente
  • 4 4.1 (in directions) hard to port/starboard completamente a babor/estribor to turn hard left girar or doblar* a la izquierda en un ángulo cerrado 4.2 (close) hard by [archaic/arcaico] muy cerca de aquí

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.