difficulty

difficulty
plural - difficulties; noun
1) (the state or quality of being hard (to do) or not easy: I have difficulty in understanding him.) dificultad
2) (an obstacle or objection: He has a habit of foreseeing difficulties.) dificultad, obstáculo
3) ((especially in plural) trouble, especially money trouble: The firm was in difficulties.) dificultad, dificultades, problemas
difficulty n dificultad / problema
El plural de difficulty se escribe difficulties
difficulty
tr['dɪfɪkəltɪ]
noun (pl difficulties)
1 (trouble) dificultad nombre femenino
he has difficulty breathing respira con dificultad
I had great difficulty (in) getting hold of him tuve dificultad para localizarlo, me costó mucho localizarlo
she did it, but with some difficulty consiguió hacerlo, pero con dificultad
2 (problem) dificultad nombre femenino, problema nombre masculino
financial difficulties problemas económicos
learning difficulties dificultades de aprendizaje
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be in difficulties tener problemas, estar en un apuro, pasar dificultades
to get into difficulties meterse en dificultades
to make difficulties crear problemas, poner pegas
difficulty ['dɪfɪ.kʌlti] n, pl -ties
1) : dificultad f
2) problem: problema f , dificultad f
difficulty
n.
aprieto s.m.
apuro s.m.
conflicto s.m.
dificultad s.m.
inconveniente s.m.
nudo s.m.
tropiezo s.m.
'dɪfɪkəlti
noun (pl -ties)
a) u (of situation, task) dificultad f

he has difficulty (in) understanding English — tiene dificultad para entender el inglés

she had great difficulty walking — caminaba con mucha dificultad

b) c (problem) dificultad f, problema m

to be in difficulties — estar* en apuros

to get into difficulties — meterse en líos

to make difficulties — crear problemas

['dɪfɪkǝltɪ]
N
1) (=hardness) dificultad f

to have difficulty (in) doing sth — tener dificultades para hacer algo, resultarle difícil a algn hacer algo

he has difficulty (in) walking — tiene dificultades para andar, le resulta difícil andar

I had no difficulty finding the house — no tuve problemas para encontrar la casa, no me resultó difícil encontrar la casa

with difficulty — con dificultad

with great difficulty — con gran dificultad

with the greatest difficulty — a duras penas

2) (=problem) problema m , dificultad f

to get into difficulty or difficulties — [person] (gen) meterse en problemas or apuros; (while swimming) empezar a tener problemas; [ship] empezar a peligrar

to have difficulties with sth — tener problemas con algo

to be in difficulties or difficulty — estar teniendo problemas

they are in financial difficulties — tienen problemas económicos, están pasando dificultades económicas

to make difficulties for sb — crear problemas a algn

learning, run into
* * *
['dɪfɪkəlti]
noun (pl -ties)
a) u (of situation, task) dificultad f

he has difficulty (in) understanding English — tiene dificultad para entender el inglés

she had great difficulty walking — caminaba con mucha dificultad

b) c (problem) dificultad f, problema m

to be in difficulties — estar* en apuros

to get into difficulties — meterse en líos

to make difficulties — crear problemas


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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