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
Es difícil que esto 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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complicado)
a. difficult
va a ser difícil encontrar un sitio abierto a estas horasit's going to be difficult o hard to find anywhere that's open at this time
difícil de hacerdifficult to do
se me hace difícil acostumbrarme a madrugarI can't get used to getting up early
no me lo pongas difícildon't make things difficult o hard for me
tiene muy difícil encontrar trabajoit's very difficult o hard for him to find work
2. (improbable)
a. unlikely
es difícil que ganenthey are unlikely to win
3. (rebelde)
a. difficult, awkward
es un niño muy difícilhe's a very awkward o difficult child
tener un carácter difícilto be an awkward person, to be difficult to get on with
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1 (complicado) [+problema] difficult; [+tiempos, vida] difficult; hard; [+situación] difficult; delicate
es difícil de hacer it's difficult o hard to do; es difícil que venga he is unlikely to come; me resulta muy difícil decidir I find it very hard to decide; I have great difficulty in deciding; creo que lo tiene difícil I think he's going to find it difficult
2 [+persona] difficult
es un hombre difícil he's a difficult man to get on with; un niño difícil a difficult child
3 [+cara] ugly
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