uphill
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (upward)
a. cuesta arriba
When I was a child, some days I had to walk five miles uphill through the snow to get to school.Cuando era niño, había días en que tenía que caminar cinco millas cuesta arriba en la nieve para llegar a la escuela.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (upward)
a. cuesta arriba
An uphill bike ride will give you more of a workout.Si el paseo en bicicleta es cuesta arriba, harás más ejercicio.
b. en cuesta
The road is uphill up to the church, then it levels out.La carretera está en cuesta hasta llegar a la ermita, y a partir de ahí es llana.
c. de subida
The majority of the walk will be uphill, but the view at the top is spectacular.La mayoría de la caminata será de subida, pero la vista desde lo alto es espectacular.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(difficult)
a. arduo
The team was down by 20 points at the half. It was going to be an uphill battle for victory.El equipo perdía por 20 puntos a mitad de partido. La batalla por la victoria iba a ser ardua.
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uphill
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (road)
a. cuesta arriba
2. (fig)
a. duro(a), arduo(a) (struggle)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (general)
a. cuesta arriba
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uphill [ˈʌpˈhɪl]
adverb
to go uphill ir cuesta arriba; the road goes uphill for two miles la carretera sube durante dos millas
adjective
en cuesta; en pendiente; arduo; penoso
it's uphill all the way el camino es todo cuesta arriba; es una tarea laboriosa; it was an uphill struggle fue muy difícil; it's an uphill task es una tarea laboriosa
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