An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demanding)
a. retador
This astrophysics book is quite challenging.Este libro de astrofísica es bastante retador.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Figuring out how to break the Nazi's enigma code was challenging.Encontrar la manera de descifrar el código enigma de los nazis supuso un reto.
My math homework is challenging.Mi tarea de matemáticas supone un desafío.
2. (provocative)
a. desafiante
She told him to sit down and he gave her a challenging look.Le dijo que se sentara y él le lanzó una mirada desafiante.
3. (stimulating)
a. estimulante
Chess is a challenging game that demands strategic thinking.El ajedrez es un juego estimulante que exige un pensamiento estratégico.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (job)
a. estimulante
challenging [ˈtʃælɪndʒɪŋ]
1 (provocative) [+remark, look, tone] desafiante
2 (stimulating) [+book] estimulante; provocador; (demanding) [+job, task] que supone un desafío or un reto;
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