Translation of "difficult" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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difficultadjective

uk /ˈdɪf.ɪ.kəlt/ us /ˈdɪf.ə.kəlt/

A1 needing skill or effort

困难的,费力的,艰难的
a difficult problem/choice/task/language 难题/艰难的选择/艰巨的任务/难学的语言
[ + to infinitive ] It will be very difficult to prove that they are guilty. 证明他们有罪将非常困难。
Many things make it difficult for women to reach the top in US business. 有很多因素使女性难以进入美国商界的上层。
[ + -ing verb ] It is extremely difficult being a single parent. 他发现当一名单亲家长非常艰辛。
Opposite

B1 not friendly, easy to deal with, or behaving well

不友好的;难以接近的;难对付的;没教养的
[ + to infinitive ] The manager is difficult to deal with/a difficult person to deal with. 那位经理很难对付。
His wife is a very difficult woman. 他妻子是个难以接近的人。
mainly UK Please children, don't be so difficult! 孩子们,不要这样没规矩!

More examples

  • This meat is difficult to chew.
  • The noise outside made it difficult to concentrate.
  • It must be difficult to cope with three small children and a job.
  • She has had to make some very difficult decisions.
  • This novel is too difficult for intermediate students of English.

(Translation of “difficult” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)