dificultad


dificultad
f.
1 difficulty.
el grado de dificultad de los exámenes the degree of difficulty of the exams
2 problem.
la dificultad está en hacerlo sin mojarse los pies the difficult thing is to do it without getting your feet wet
encontrar dificultades to run into trouble o problems
pasar por dificultades to suffer hardship
3 hardness, not easiness.
imperat.
2nd person plural (vosotros/ustedes) Imperative of Spanish verb: dificultar.
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dificultad
nombre femenino
1 difficulty
2 (obstáculo) obstacle; (problema) trouble, problem
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noun f.
difficulty
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SF
1) (=obstáculo) difficulty

sin dificultad alguna — without the least difficulty

2) (=problema) difficulty

no hay dificultad para aceptar que ... — there is no difficulty about accepting that ...

tuvieron algunas dificultades para llegar a casa — they had some trouble getting home

ha tenido dificultades con la policía — he's been in trouble with the police

camina con dificultad — he has difficulty walking

3) (=objeción) objection

poner dificultades — to raise objections

me pusieron dificultades para darme el pasaporte — they made it difficult o awkward for me to get a passport

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femenino
a) (cualidad de difícil) difficulty

un ejercicio de escasa dificultad — a fairly easy exercise

respira con dificultad — he has difficulty breathing

b) (problema)

superar or vencer dificultades — to overcome difficulties

tiene dificultads en hacerse entender — she has difficulty in making herself understood

me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar — they made it very hard for me to get in

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= difficulty, rough spot, snag, hardness, hiccup, crunch, challenge, hassle, rub, kink.
Ex. UDC is widely used despite the difficulties in keeping the schedules up to date.
Ex. But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
Ex. Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
Ex. Hardness and the penetration of the ink layer into the paper were also measured = También se midió la solidez y la penetración de la tinta en el papel.
Ex. The book 'The Last Hiccup of the Old Demographic Regime' examines the impact of epidemics and disease on population growth in the late seventeenth century.
Ex. The author of the article 'The crunch and academic library services: a personal view' believes that inflation is one of the underlying causes of the crisis in university libraries.
Ex. The duration of the cycle varies markedly from institution to institution, dependent upon the adaptability of the institutional structure to challenge and change.
Ex. The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
Ex. But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
Ex. However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
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* afrontar una dificultad = front + difficulty.
* ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
* aprobar sin dificultad = sail through + exam.
* avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
* avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
* caminar con dificultad = plod (along/through).
* causar dificultad = cause + difficulty.
* clasificado por nivel de dificultad = graded.
* con dificultad = laboriously, with difficulty.
* con dificultades = in difficulties.
* conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
* con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
* conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
* dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
* dificultad + apremiar = difficulty + dog.
* dificultad económica = fiscal exigency, financial exigency.
* dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
* dificultades = crisis [crises, -pl.].
* dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
* dificultades + aquejar = difficulties + beset.
* dificultades de aprendizaje = learning difficulties.
* dificultades económicas = fiscal constraints, fiscal adversity, economic adversity.
* dificultades presupuestarias = budget adversity.
* dificultad presupuestaria = budget crunch.
* dificultad + surgir = difficulty + arise.
* dificultad técnica = technical difficulty.
* encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
* encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
* encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
* en dificultades = stranded.
* enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.
* entrañar dificultad = present + difficulty.
* esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
* estar en dificultades = be in trouble.
* forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
* fórmula para la dificultad de lectura = reading formula.
* funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
* ganar con dificultad = eke out.
* ganar sin ninguna dificultad = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
* hacer Algo con dificultad = muddle through, plod (along/through).
* indicar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
* insertar con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
* leer con dificultad = wade through.
* meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
* mitigar una dificultad = alleviate + difficulty.
* pasar dificultades = struggle, be under strain, bear + hardship, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
* pasar por muchas dificultades = be to hell and back.
* plantear dificultad = pose + difficulty.
* plantear dificultades = raise + difficulties.
* poner en dificultades = put + Nombre + in difficulties.
* presentar dificultad = present + difficulty.
* progresar con dificultad = thread through.
* respirar con dificultad = gasp for + breath, wheeze.
* señalar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
* sin dificultad = without difficulty.
* sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
* sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
* superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
* surgir una dificultad = arise + difficulty.
* tener dificultad = struggle, experience + difficulty, be hard pressed.
* tener dificultad de + Infinitivo = have + difficulty + Gerundio, have + difficulty in + Gerundio.
* tener dificultad en + Verbo = be at pains to + Infinitivo.
* tener dificultades = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
* toparse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
* tropezar con dificultades = run into + difficulties.
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femenino
a) (cualidad de difícil) difficulty

un ejercicio de escasa dificultad — a fairly easy exercise

respira con dificultad — he has difficulty breathing

b) (problema)

superar or vencer dificultades — to overcome difficulties

tiene dificultads en hacerse entender — she has difficulty in making herself understood

me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar — they made it very hard for me to get in

* * *
= difficulty, rough spot, snag, hardness, hiccup, crunch, challenge, hassle, rub, kink.

Ex: UDC is widely used despite the difficulties in keeping the schedules up to date.

Ex: But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
Ex: Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
Ex: Hardness and the penetration of the ink layer into the paper were also measured = También se midió la solidez y la penetración de la tinta en el papel.
Ex: The book 'The Last Hiccup of the Old Demographic Regime' examines the impact of epidemics and disease on population growth in the late seventeenth century.
Ex: The author of the article 'The crunch and academic library services: a personal view' believes that inflation is one of the underlying causes of the crisis in university libraries.
Ex: The duration of the cycle varies markedly from institution to institution, dependent upon the adaptability of the institutional structure to challenge and change.
Ex: The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
Ex: But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
Ex: However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
* afrontar una dificultad = front + difficulty.
* ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
* aprobar sin dificultad = sail through + exam.
* avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
* avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
* caminar con dificultad = plod (along/through).
* causar dificultad = cause + difficulty.
* clasificado por nivel de dificultad = graded.
* con dificultad = laboriously, with difficulty.
* con dificultades = in difficulties.
* conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
* con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
* conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
* dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
* dificultad + apremiar = difficulty + dog.
* dificultad económica = fiscal exigency, financial exigency.
* dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
* dificultades = crisis [crises, -pl.].
* dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
* dificultades + aquejar = difficulties + beset.
* dificultades de aprendizaje = learning difficulties.
* dificultades económicas = fiscal constraints, fiscal adversity, economic adversity.
* dificultades presupuestarias = budget adversity.
* dificultad presupuestaria = budget crunch.
* dificultad + surgir = difficulty + arise.
* dificultad técnica = technical difficulty.
* encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
* encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
* encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
* en dificultades = stranded.
* enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.
* entrañar dificultad = present + difficulty.
* esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
* estar en dificultades = be in trouble.
* forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
* fórmula para la dificultad de lectura = reading formula.
* funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
* ganar con dificultad = eke out.
* ganar sin ninguna dificultad = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
* hacer Algo con dificultad = muddle through, plod (along/through).
* indicar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
* insertar con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
* leer con dificultad = wade through.
* meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
* mitigar una dificultad = alleviate + difficulty.
* pasar dificultades = struggle, be under strain, bear + hardship, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
* pasar por muchas dificultades = be to hell and back.
* plantear dificultad = pose + difficulty.
* plantear dificultades = raise + difficulties.
* poner en dificultades = put + Nombre + in difficulties.
* presentar dificultad = present + difficulty.
* progresar con dificultad = thread through.
* respirar con dificultad = gasp for + breath, wheeze.
* señalar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
* sin dificultad = without difficulty.
* sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
* sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
* superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
* surgir una dificultad = arise + difficulty.
* tener dificultad = struggle, experience + difficulty, be hard pressed.
* tener dificultad de + Infinitivo = have + difficulty + Gerundio, have + difficulty in + Gerundio.
* tener dificultad en + Verbo = be at pains to + Infinitivo.
* tener dificultades = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
* toparse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
* tropezar con dificultades = run into + difficulties.

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dificultad
feminine
1 (cualidad de difícil) difficulty
un 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, he has difficulty breathing
2 (problema) difficulty
superar or vencer dificultades to overcome difficulties
¿tuviste alguna dificultad para encontrar la casa? did you have any trouble o difficulty finding the house?
tiene dificultades en hacerse entender she has difficulty in o she has problems making herself understood
la dificultad está en hacerlo en el mínimo de tiempo the difficult o 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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Del verbo dificultar: (conjugate dificultar)

dificultad es:

2ª persona plural (vosotros) imperativo

Multiple Entries:
dificultad    
dificultar
dificultad sustantivo femenino
difficulty;
respira con dificultad he has difficulty breathing;

tiene dificultades en hacerse entender she has difficulty in making herself understood;
me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar they made it very hard for me to get in;
meterse en dificultades to get into difficulties
dificultar (conjugate dificultar) verbo transitivo
to make … difficult
dificultad sustantivo femenino
1 difficulty
2 (penalidad, contrariedad) trouble, problem
dificultades económicas, financial problems

'dificultad' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
coja
- cojo
- elevarse
- encarar
- escollo
- evadir
- fatiga
- impedimento
- infranqueable
- intríngulis
- necesidad
- nudo
- obstáculo
- pena
- remontar
- retroceder
- salir
- salvar
- tela
- tumbo
- vencer
- apuro
- complicación
- confrontar
- contra
- contrariedad
- encontrar
- esquivar
- insuperable
- miga
- ofrecer
- pantano
- pega
- pero
- presentar
- radicar
- sortear
- subsanar
- superar
- surgir
- traba
- tropezar
English:
difficulty
- experience
- extricate
- gasp
- hassle
- hitch
- hobble
- inarticulate
- iron out
- job
- manage
- painless
- squash in
- struggle
- struggle along
- struggle on
- tongue-tied
- trial
- trouble
- trudge
- considerable
- difficult
- grade
- hiccup
- pit
- scramble
- wheeze
- wriggle
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dificultad nf
1. [cualidad de difícil] difficulty;
caminaba con dificultad she walked with difficulty;
el grado o [m5]nivel de dificultad de los exámenes the degree o level of difficulty of the exams;
un ejercicio de gran dificultad a very difficult exercise
2. [obstáculo] problem;
todo son dificultades con ella she sees everything as a problem;
la dificultad está en hacerlo sin mojarse los pies the difficult thing is to do it without getting your feet wet;
encontrar dificultades to run into trouble o problems;
poner dificultades to raise objections;
nos puso muchas dificultades para entrevistarlo he put no end of obstacles in our way when we wanted to interview him;
superar o [m5]vencer las dificultades to overcome the difficulties;
¿tuviste alguna dificultad para dar con la calle? did you have any difficulty finding the street?
3. [penalidad]
pasar por dificultades to suffer hardship
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dificultad
f difficulty;
sin dificultad easily;
con dificultades with difficulty;
poner dificultades make it difficult
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dificultad nf
: difficulty
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dificultad n
1. (concepto) difficulty [pl. difficulties]
2. (problema) problem

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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