In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cualidad de difícil)difficultyun ejercicio de escasa dificultad — a fairly easy exercise
- el grado de dificultad de la prueba — the degree of difficulty of the test
- respira con dificultad — his breathing is labored
2(problema)difficultysuperar / vencer dificultades — to overcome difficulties
- ¿tuviste alguna dificultad para encontrar la casa? — did you have any trouble / difficulty finding the house?
- tiene dificultades en hacerse entender — she has difficulty in / she has problems making herself understood
- la dificultad está en hacerlo en el mínimo de tiempo — the difficult / hard part is to do it in the shortest possible time
- pasamos muchas dificultades, pero salimos adelante — we had a lot of problems, but we came through it all
- me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar — they made it very hard for me to get in
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