Translation of hard in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (firm, solid)(object/surface)to set hard
duroendurecerseto freeze hardhelarseExample sentences1.2 (forceful)
- Some may insist you sleep on mats on hard floors to straighten out the spine, but they are in a minority.
- The volunteers used to sleep a dozen to a room on thin pallets laid out on the hard floor of their offices.
- My youngest daughter fell out of her high chair on to a hard floor.
- Danny had forced a hard kiss onto her roughly and now, he was standing there shocked.
- It then made several very long hard runs forcing me to give line and then play it back.
- The attack involved several hard blows to the side of the head and being punched in the face, according to Mr Dixon.
- 2 2.1 (difficult)(question/subject)
difícil(task)our prices are hard to beat
arduonuestros precios son imbatiblessuch documents are hard to come byesos documentos son difíciles de conseguirhe's hard to pleasees difícil de complaceryou'll have a hard time o job explaining that to her
es exigentete costará explicárseloit's hard for them to adaptles cuesta adaptarseI find that hard to believe to learn something the hard wayaprender algo a base de cometer erroresExample sentences2.2 (severe) times are very hard for small businessmen
corren muy malos tiempos para los pequeños comercianteshe had a hard time in the armylo pasó mal en el ejércitoto give somebody a hard timehacérselas pasar mal a alguiento be hard
- It is not only hard physical work that makes people exhausted, stress has a similar effect.
- In order to be successful with your career or your hobby, you have to put a lot of effort and hard work into it.
- Searching for new wrecks requires patience and sometimes hard choices.
onsomebody/somethingdon't be too hard on himno seas demasiado duro con élit's hard on her to have to walk so fartener que ir tan lejos a pie es duro para ellahe's hard on his shoesno le duran nada los zapatossee also → hard-luck story
destroza los zapatos enseguidaExample sentences
Example sentences2.3 (tough, cynical)
- Taylor considers himself to be something of a hard taskmaster but he has been delighted with the response of his players.
- Not only is it a hard taskmaster, insatiable in the demands it makes on its followers, it often saves the best till last.
- Gilbert is a hard taskmaster, but Murray certainly knew that before they got together.
- They say the crows nested twice this year as there will be no food to feed the young next spring due to the hard weather.
- Those words may have to console the goalkeeper through a long, hard winter.
- That's far too organised and impractical for us, though, as we have a long hard winter to get through.
- Just a sniff of weakness and these hard men will grab the opportunity with both hands.
- If you look at the nature of people involved in gangs in Scotland, a lot of them would be regarded as being very hard people.
- Many a coach must have asked their resident hard man to successfully confront Johnson, but none have managed it.
- 3 3.1 (concentrated, strenuous) we need to do some hard talking to sort this matter outtenemos que hablar muy seriamente para resolver este asuntoto take a long hard look at somethinganalizar seriamente algochildren are very hard work at that agelos niños dan mucho trabajo a esa edadit's hard work getting him to do anythingcuesta conseguir que haga algo3.2 (energetic) he's a hard worker/fighteres muy trabajador/luchadora hard drinkerun gran bebedor or (in Latin America also) tomador
- 4 (definite)(evidence)hard news
concluyentenoticias (feminine) concretasExample sentences
- He urged investors to make their decisions based on hard information and not rumors.
- I, for one, would need a lot more hard information before I could make my mind up about it.
- There were constant rumours of further waves but there was no hard information as we had no radio or TV.
- 5 (sharp, harsh)(outline/angle)
- The church basement is cold and hard morning light breaks through high windows.
- Looking out over this parched, shimmering landscape in the cold hard light of morning it's a miracle that anything survives here at all.
- We drive for a while and suddenly there is a loud, hard noise, and people run in all directions.
- 6 6.1 (in strongest forms)a drop of the hard stuff [colloquial] [humorous]un traguito de algo fuertehard pornporno (masculine) duro6.2(water)
duroExample sentences6.3 (Linguistics)
- The dissolved salts in hard water have a similar effect, so soft water is advised.
- However, the water was so hard that it could be used only for washing and cleaning purposes.
- I live in a hard water area and am concerned about the build-up of scale in the central heating system.
fuerteExample sentences6.4 (Physics)
(radiation/gamma ray/X ray)
- The shorter word with a hard consonant at it's face seemed most fitting.
- Even their name has no hard consonant sounds.
- Have you ever noticed how all the truly bigoted expressions are blessed with hard consonants?
- There's no air, there's hard radiation, there's poison in the ground below you and of course, it's between 100 and 150 degrees below in centigrade.
- I would think you'd need hard radiation to initiate the cascade, but that the decay product would be softer.
- While travelling through a medium, hard radiation produces charged particles.
adverb -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (with force)(pull/push)I hit her hard
con fuerzale pegué fuerteyou have to slam the door hardtienes que dar un portazo fuerteshe kept her foot hard down on the acceleratorsiguió pisando con fuerza el aceleradorI threw the ball as hard as I couldtiré la pelota con todas mis fuerzasExample sentences1.2 (strenuously)
(run)I was hard at work
- When the wind and rain blew hard they were forced to use all their strength just to keep from going overboard.
- The girl nodded at Simon and punched him so hard he was forced into one of the dirt walls.
- The car hit the kerb so hard the wheels were ripped off and split in two.
muchoestaba concentrado en mi trabajohe works his students very hardhace trabajar mucho a sus alumnoswe've been saving hard for the trip
les exige mucho a sus alumnoshemos estado ahorrando mucho or [colloquial] como locos para el viajeno matter how hard I trypor más que me esfuerzoI think you're trying too hardcreo que te lo tienes que tomar con más calmaif you wish for it hard enough, it will come truesi lo deseas con todas tus fuerzas, se hará realidadthink hard before you decidepiénsalo muy bien antes de decidirI'd think very hard before committing myself(me) lo pensaría dos veces antes de comprometermeto be hard put o (in British English also) pushed to +
infinitiveyou'd be hard put (to it) to find a better doctorsería difícil encontrar un médico mejorI'd be hard put to remember their namesme pondrías en un aprieto si me preguntaras cómo se llamanExample sentences1.3 (intently)
(listen)we'll have to look hard at their proposals
- The match was hard fought with chances being missed by both sides.
- He's been training so hard and we're all really proud of the effort he's making.
- They worked hard all week and it was a great all-round team effort to win it.
con atencióntendremos que estudiar seriamente sus propuestas
- 3 (severely) the southern states have been hardest hitlos estados del sur han sido los más afectadosher death hit him very hardsu muerte lo afectó muchísimo or fue un duro golpe para élto take something hardtomarse algo muy malto be/feel hard done byshe thinks she has been o she feels hard done bypiensa que la han tratado injustamente
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