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difícil

Translation of difícil in English:

adjetivo/adjective

  • 1 1.1[ser] [problema/tema/situación] difficult el examen fue muy difícil the exam was very hard o/or difficult es un problema difícil it's a tricky o/or 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/or 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/or difficult for me to tell him resulta difícil evaluar las pérdidas it is difficult o/or 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/or it's becoming harder and harder to get a good job difícil de + infinitivo/infinitive difficult o/or hard to + infinitivo/infinitive mi madre es muy difícil de complacer my mother is very hard o/or difficult to please 1.2[estar] [familiar/colloquial] está la cosa difícil things are pretty difficult o/or tricky [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2[ser] (poco probable) es posible pero lo veo difícil it's possible, but I think it's unlikely o/or I don't think it's very likelydifícil que + subjuntivo/subjunctive va 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

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