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German translation of “difficult”

difficult

adjective /ˈdifikəlt/
hard to do or understand; not easy
schwierig
a difficult sum a difficult task It is difficult to know what to do for the best.
hard to deal with or needing to be treated etc in a special way
schwierig
a difficult child who often misbehaves.
difficulty noun (plural difficulties) the state or quality of being hard (to do) or not easy
die Schwierigkeit
I have difficulty in understanding him.
an obstacle or objection
die Schwierigkeit
He has a habit of foreseeing difficulties.
(especially in plural ) trouble, especially money trouble
(Geld)Schwierigkeiten (pl.)
The firm was in difficulties.
(Definition of difficult from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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