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American English: /ˈtraɪɪŋ/
British English: /ˈtrʌɪɪŋ/

Translation of trying in Spanish:


  • (day/experience)
    I find him quite trying
    es una persona que pone a prueba mi paciencia
    this job is very trying on the eyes/nerves
    este trabajo cansa mucho la vista/es desquiciante
    Example sentences
    • Seriously though, can anyone this side of the Orion belt say they did not expect a difficult and trying season?
    • This week he said he was beginning to renew his love of the game after the trying period he has endured.
    • Singaporeans are going through difficult and trying times in varying ways.

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