hard adjective (SOLID)
a hard surface 堅硬的表面
Heating the clay makes it hard. 黏土加熱會變硬。
- Babies like to chew on hard objects when they're teething.
- The ground was frozen hard and was impossible to dig.
- Brazil nuts have very hard shells.
- For running on hard roads, you need shoes with extra cushioning to absorb the shock.
- Mahogany is a hard wood and pine is a soft wood.
hard adjective (DIFFICULT)
It's hard to say which of them is lying. 很難說他們當中哪個在說謊。
He's a hard man to please. 他是個難以取悅的人。
- I found it hard to follow what the teacher was saying, and eventually I lost concentration.
- The exam is so hard that only 5% of all applicants pass.
- It was hard to be angry with him when he looked so penitent.
- They find it hard to live on their state pension.
- Ending a relationship is always hard but in this case it's for the best.
- The teacher found it hard to keep her class in order.
hard adjective (USING EFFORT)
Go on - give it a good hard push! 繼續——用力推一把！
- After all that hard work, you deserve a holiday.
- Give the rope a hard pull.
- I gave the door a hard push, but it still wouldn't open.
- After a hard climb, we were rewarded by a picture-postcard vista of rolling hills under a deep blue summer sky.
- The last part of the course is much harder.
hard adjective (SEVERE)
Ooh, you're a hard woman, Elaine! 噢，你真是個硬心腸的女人，伊萊恩！
be hard on sb
- The authorities plan to come down hard on truancy in future.
- "Well okay, perhaps I was a little hard on her, " he conceded.
- The instructors worked us very hard on the survival course.
- Watch out for those two - they're well hard.
- Sports equipment is designed to withstand hard usage.
hard adjective (ALCOHOL)
hard adjective (WATER)
hard adjective (WEATHER)
hard adverb (USING EFFORT)
- Judy has never been very clever, but she tries hard.
- I don't like the man, but I have to admit that he works incredibly hard.
- This type of glass won't shatter no matter how hard you hit it.
- I kicked the ball as hard as I could.
- Blow really hard into the tube.