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American English: /ˈhɑrdˌʃɪp/
British English: /ˈhɑːdʃɪp/


uncountable and countable
  • they experienced or suffered great hardship
    pasaron muchos apuros or muchas dificultades or privaciones
    the hardships of the voyage/their captivity
    las penurias del viaje/de su cautiverio
    cases of genuine financial hardship
    los casos de verdadera penuria (económica)
    surely it's no great hardship for you to pay him a visit
    no es mucho pedir que vayas a verlo, creo yo
    (before noun) hardship fund
    fondo (masculine) de solidaridad (para casos de gran penuria económica)
    hardship post
    (cargo que se desempeña en un lugar donde las condiciones de vida son difíciles)
    Example sentences
    • For a man who has suffered genuine hardship, our reaction over the past week must seem almost obscene.
    • In Scotland and beyond football is suffering financial hardship at the moment.
    • Both men are currently off sick with stress and also suffering financial hardship.
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