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American English: /ˈdɪfəkəlt/
British English: /ˈdɪfɪk(ə)lt/

Translation of difficult in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (not easy)
    the difficult bit or part is …
    lo difícil es …
    la dificultad está en …
    he's finding it difficult to give up smoking
    le está resultando difícil dejar de fumar
    le está costando dejar de fumar
    it is difficult to know whom to believe
    es difícil saber a quién creerle
    we'll make things very difficult for him
    le haremos la vida imposible
    you're a difficult man to get hold of!
    ¡mira que es difícil dar contigo!
    Example sentences
    • We all acknowledged the fact that this decision is very difficult for you to understand.
    • It is as difficult for us to understand adolescents as it is for them to understand us.
    • It is very difficult for me to disagree with the statement that they deplore it.
    1.2 (unfavorable)
    Example sentences
    • The State of Oregon is looking hard to save where it can in this difficult business climate.
    • I was also a union steward at that time involved in long and difficult negotiations.
    • The whole situation is made more difficult by the complexity of the cost equations.
    Example sentences
    • It's quite a hard thing to say, but my Nan is a very difficult person for me to be around.
    • My character in the film had a very difficult father and there was one scene in which she had to stand up to him.
    • He has succeeded in showing us that he is a difficult man, but that needed no great mastery.
  • 2 (awkward)
    he's difficult to live with
    es difícil convivir con él
    she's just trying to be difficult
    lo único que quiere es causar problemas
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