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Translation of "hard" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective /haːd/
firm; solid; not easy to break, scratch etc duro; sólido The ground is too hard to dig.
not easy to do, learn, solve etc difícil Is Finnish a hard language to learn? He is a hard man to please.
not feeling or showing kindness severo; rudo; seco He’s a hard taskmaster.
(of weather) severe duro, severo, riguroso a hard winter.
having or causing suffering duro, difícil a hard life hard times.
(of water) containing many chemical salts and so not easily forming bubbles when soap is added dura The water is hard in this part of the country.
harden verb
to make or become hard endurecer(se) Don’t touch the toffee till it hardens Try not to harden your heart against him.
hardness noun
dureza, firmeza The students tested the hardness of various metals.
hardship noun
(something which causes) pain, suffering etc apuro; infortunio; prueba; privación a life full of hardship.
hard-and-fast adjective
(of rules) that can never be changed or ignored definitivo, irrevocable I stick to the hard-and-fast rule of never drinking on an empty stomach.
hardback noun
a book with a hard cover de tapas duras Hardbacks are more expensive than paperbacks.
hard-boiled adjective
(of eggs) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid duro, cocido a hard-boiled egg.
hardcover noun
another word for a hardback. edicioón o libro de tapa dura
harddisk noun
(computing) a device that is fixed inside a computer and is used for storing information disco duro 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 práctico, realista a hard-headed businessman.
hard-hearted adjective
not feeling or showing pity or kindness de corazón duro como una piedra, insensible a hard-hearted employer.
hardware noun
metal goods such as pots, tools etc ferretería (also adjective) a hardware store.
(computing) 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 resistente 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 manager 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 duro de oído 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 adjective
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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