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difícil

Translation of difícil in English:

adjective

  • 1 1.1[ser] (problema/tema/situación) el examen fue muy difícil
    the exam was very hard or difficult
    es un problema difícil
    it's a tricky 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 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 or difficult for me to tell him
    resulta difícil evaluar las pérdidas
    it is difficult 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 or it's becoming harder and harder to get a good job
    difícil de + infinitivo
    difficult or hard to + infinitivo
    mi madre es muy difícil de complacer
    my mother is very hard or difficult to please
    1.2[estar] [colloquial]está la cosa difícil
    things are pretty difficult or tricky [colloquial]
  • 2[ser] (poco probable) es posible pero lo veo difícil
    it's possible, but I think it's unlikely or 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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