In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(not easy)(task/problem) difícilthe difficult bit / part is … — lo difícil es …
- he's finding it difficult to give up smoking — le está resultando difícil dejar de fumar
- it is difficult to know whom to believe — es difícil saber a quién creerle
- we'll make things very difficult for him — le haremos la vida imposible
- you're a difficult man to get hold of! — ¡mira que es difícil dar contigo!
- But with the boundaries as they are it is going to be very difficult for anyone to win.
- It was difficult for his cowered staff to stand up to this overbearing behaviour.
- Why is it so difficult for the present crew to understand where the horse goes in relation to the cart?
- It is as difficult for us to understand adolescents as it is for them to understand us.
- It can also be difficult for them to speak to friends about the emotions they are experiencing.
- He is better than he was, but it was difficult for him to even make it here, and he only lives a couple of miles away.
- There was a spell when it was difficult for me to choose between certain players.
- The behaviour of children with autism can be difficult for other people to understand.
- That might be difficult for those schools which only allocate an hour for the subject.
- He added he feared it might prove difficult for the staff losing their jobs to find new work in this area.
- It said passive smoking not only killed but also made it more difficult for smokers to quit.
- It was not difficult for me to step up, but I had to show a lot more concentration.
- Without such a basis, it will be difficult for either party to gain much from a consultation.
- Another makes it very difficult for a woman to keep her children if she remarries after a divorce.
- It is very difficult for me to disagree with the statement that they deplore it.
- The game is so quick that it is very difficult for them to see everything and to get every decision right.
- As a woman on the stairs said, it must make it doubly difficult for the conductor.
- These structures made it difficult for investors and advisers to pick the best deal.
- It is as difficult for the very civilized man to understand its charm as it is to deny its existence.
- We all acknowledged the fact that this decision is very difficult for you to understand.
- We all know she is a difficult woman, but not that difficult.
- It is tempting to pretend that the last few days have been dark and difficult for Britain.
- Apparently, her puss Fang soon tires of any particular flavor and makes life difficult at meal times.
- He has succeeded in showing us that he is a difficult man, but that needed no great mastery.
- Doctors are a dedicated lot, mostly doing a superb job under difficult circumstances.
- I'm not saying my brother is a difficult person but he does have trouble committing to family events.
- Doesn't the fact that his father died in an automobile accident make it difficult for him?
- Your uncompromising honesty and painfully truthful criticisms can make life difficult at times.
- The past two years have been a particularly difficult time for the people working there.
- But my being away does make things difficult for the family because I work for my father.
- I know this has been a very difficult and stressful time for the family and for staff involved.
- The State of Oregon is looking hard to save where it can in this difficult business climate.
- It's quite a hard thing to say, but my Nan is a very difficult person for me to be around.
- The family are finding it a bit difficult at the moment as you can imagine.
- The bereaved should not have to be faced with such problems at what is already a very difficult time.
- Disabled shoppers claim a new supermarket car park is making life difficult for them.
- He was apparently a difficult man to deal with but always Burnley through and through.
- The snow and ice which had made life difficult for the past eight weeks was finally on the retreat.
- I was also a union steward at that time involved in long and difficult negotiations.
- He is a difficult person but he has never tried to influence me.
- It makes life so difficult for disabled people, it's just not right.
- The whole situation is made more difficult by the complexity of the cost equations.
- My character in the film had a very difficult father and there was one scene in which she had to stand up to him.
2(awkward)(person/personality) difícilhe's difficult to live with — es difícil convivir con él
- she's just trying to be difficult — lo único que quiere es causar problemas
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