Quick answer
"Complicated" is an adjective which is often translated as "complicado", and "difficult" is an adjective which is often translated as "difícil". Learn more about the difference between "complicated" and "difficult" below.
complicated(
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plih
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key
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dihd
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complex)
a. complicado
This equation is very complicated.Esta ecuación es muy complicada.
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difficult(
dih
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fih
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kuhlt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complicated)
a. difícil
This math exercise is too difficult for me.Este problema de matemática es muy difícil para mí.
b. complicado
It's a difficult situation when neither party is wrong.Es una situación complicada cuando ninguno de los lados está mal.
c. complejo
Cancer is a difficult disease to treat.El cáncer es una enfermedad compleja de tratar.
2. (troublesome)
a. difícil
The teacher is patient with difficult kids.La maestra tiene paciencia con niños difíciles.
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