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Spanish translation of “hard”


adjective /haːd/
firm; solid; not easy to break, scratch etc The ground is too hard to dig. not easy to do, learn, solve etc Is Finnish a hard language to learn? He is a hard man to please. not feeling or showing kindness He’s a hard taskmaster. (of weather) severe a hard winter. having or causing suffering a hard life hard times. (of water) containing many chemical salts and so not easily forming bubbles when soap is added
The water is hard in this part of the country.
harden verb to make or become hard
Don’t touch the toffee till it hardens Try not to harden your heart against him.
hardness noun hardship noun (something which causes) pain, suffering etc a life full of hardship. hard-and-fast adjective (of rules) that can never be changed or ignored. I stick to the hard-and-fast rule of never drinking on an empty stomach. hard-back noun a book with a hard cover
de tapas duras
Hard-backs are more expensive than paperbacks.
hard-boiled adjective (of eggs) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid. a hard-boiled egg. harddisk noun a device that is fixed inside a computer and is used for storing information. Save the file to your hard disk. hard-earned adjective earned by hard work or with difficulty
ganado con el sudor de la frente
I deserve every penny of my hard-earned wages.
hard-headed adjective practical; shrewd; not influenced by emotion a hard-headed businessman. hard-hearted adjective not feeling or showing pity or kindness a hard-hearted employer. hardware noun metal goods such as pots, tools etc He runs a shop that sells hardware. the mechanical parts of a computer.
hardware, soporte físico
They stock printers, keyboards, and other hardware.
hard-wearing adjective that will not wear out easily a hard-wearing fabric. be hard on to punish or criticize severely
ser duro/severo con
Don’t be too hard on the boy – he’s too young to know that he was doing wrong.
to be unfair to
ser injusto con
If you punish all the children for the broken window, it’s a bit hard on those who had nothing to do with it.
hard at it busy doing (something)
liado/ocupado/atareado con algo
I’ve been hard at it all day, trying to get this report finished.
hard done by unfairly treated
tratado injustamente
You should complain to the headmaster if you feel hard done by.
hard lines/luck bad luck
mala suerte, mala pata
Hard lines/luck! I’m afraid you haven’t won this time It’s hard luck that he broke his leg.
hard of hearing rather deaf He is a bit hard of hearing now. a hard time (of it) trouble, difficulty, worry etc
un mal rato
The audience gave the speaker a hard time of it at the meeting The speaker had a hard time (of it) trying to make himself heard.
hard up not having much especially money
estar sin blanca/sin un duro; estar casi sin algo
I’m a bit hard up at the moment I’m hard up for envelopes.
(Definition of hard from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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