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Translation of difícil in English:


  • 1 1.1[ser] (problema/tema/situación) el examen fue muy difícil
    the exam was very hard o difficult
    es un problema difícil
    it's a tricky o difficult problem
    corren tiempos difíciles para nuestra economía
    this is a difficult time for our economy
    con tu actitud me lo estás poniendo más difícil
    you're not making it any easier for me o you're making it harder for me by being like that
    no creo que gane, lo tiene muy difícil
    I don't think she'll win, she's in a difficult position
    me fue muy difícil decírselo
    it was very hard o difficult for me to tell him
    resulta difícil evaluar las pérdidas
    it is difficult o hard to put a figure on the losses
    cada vez se hace más difícil encontrar un buen empleo
    it is becoming more and more difficult o it's becoming harder and harder to get a good job
    difícil de + infinitivo
    difficult o hard to + infinitivo
    mi madre es muy difícil de complacer
    my mother is very hard o difficult to please
    1.2[estar] [familiar]está la cosa difícil
    things are pretty difficult o tricky [familiar]
  • 2[ser] (poco probable) es posible pero lo veo difícil
    it's possible, but I think it's unlikely o I don't think it's very likely
    difícil que + subjuntivova a ser muy difícil que acepte
    it's very unlikely that he'll accept
    veo difícil que gane
    I doubt if she'll win
    I think it's unlikely that she'll win
Example sentences
  • Poner un negocio en marcha siempre resulta difícil.
  • La sensibilidad es una categoría bastante difusa, bastante difícil de precisar.
  • El gobierno se encuentra en una situación bastante difícil.

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