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difficult

difícil

adjective

difficult
[ˈdɪfɪkəlt]
adjetivo
1. difícil (task, problem)
  • he's difficult to get on with -> no es fácil llevarse bien con él
  • you're just being difficult -> no estás siendo razonable
  • to make life difficult for somebody -> complicarle la vida a alguien
  • to make things difficult for somebody -> poner las cosas difíciles a alguien

difficult [di-fi-kult]
adjetivo
1. Difícil, dificultoso, oscuro; penoso.
  • We’ll make things difficult for him -> le haremos la vida imposible
  • He’s difficult to live with -> es difícil convivir con él
2. áspero, agrio de condición, difícil de contentar.

difficult [ˈdɪfɪkəlt]
adjective
1 (hard) [+task, book, question] difícil; [+writer] complicado; complejo
he asked me a difficult question
there's nothing difficult about it no es nada difícil
it's difficult [being] a man today I find it difficult to [believe] that ...
it is difficult to describe the feeling es difícil describir la sensación; these dogs are difficult to control estos perros son difíciles de controlar
he's difficult to get on with it was a difficult decision to make
many youngsters find it difficult to get work a muchos jóvenes les resulta difícil encontrar trabajo
it was difficult for him to leave her le resultó difícil dejarla
she is determined to make life difficult for him está decidida a hacerle la vida imposible
her attitude [made] it difficult for him to apologise
to put sb in a difficult position poner a algn en una posición comprometida
she is determined to make things difficult for him está decidida a hacerle la vida imposible
this is a difficult time for us son tiempos difíciles para nosotros
to have a difficult [time]
note See culture box in entry easy.
2 (awkward) [+person, child, character] difícil
why are you always trying to be difficult? ¿por qué siempre estás intentando crear problemas?
all adolescents are difficult he can be difficult about some things, you have to catch him in a good mood

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