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"Difícil" is an adjective which is often translated as "difficult", and "es fácil" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's easy". Learn more about the difference between "difícil" and "es fácil" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complicated)
a. difficult
Las cosas buenas son difíciles de conseguir sin esfuerzo.Good things are difficult to achieve without effort.
b. hard
Este juguete es difícil de encontrar durante los días feriados.This toy is hard to find during the holidays.
2. (improbable)
a. unlikely
Esto es difícil que vuelva a pasar.This is unlikely to happen again.
3. (intractable)
a. difficult
No sé cómo tratar con adolescentes difíciles.I don't know how to deal with difficult teenagers.
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es fácil
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. it's easy
¿Cómo solicito la visa? - Es fácil. Solo tienes que ir a la embajada y llenar el formulario.How do I apply for the visa? - It's easy. You just need to go to the embassy and fill in the form.
b. is easy
Esa canción es fácil. Puedo tocarla en la guitarra.That song is easy. I can play it on the guitar.
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