Spanish translation of “hard”
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
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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
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.
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
Don’t be too hard on the boy – he’s too young to know that he was doing wrong. › to be unfair to
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)
I’ve been hard at it all day, trying to get this report finished. hard done by › unfairly treated
You should complain to the headmaster if you feel hard done by. hard lines/luck › bad luck
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
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
I’m a bit hard up at the moment I’m hard up for envelopes.