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tricky

Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪki/

Translation of tricky in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (trickier, trickiest)

  • 1.1 (difficult) [task/problem] difícil, peliagudo, que tiene sus bemoles 1.2 (sensitive, delicate) delicado
    Example sentences
    • Completing one set of objectives or the other isn't too hard, but completing them both is a tricky task.
    • The horribly tricky task for the judges in such situations is to avoid the court being used as a weapon in a revenge mission.
    • He has the tricky task of deciding where the side will play in the future.
    1.3 (devious) [person/scheme] taimado, astuto
    Example sentences
    • The early minutes of the second half saw more great skills from Thompson and tricky runs from Sovago.
    • Ryan Giggs is not as tricky but he has great pace, skill and overall quality.
    • The tricky winger immediately started to cause Portadown problems and clearly lifted the Newry attack.

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