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difficulty

noun
 
 
/ˈdɪfɪkəlti/
NOT EASY [U] B1 problems in doing or understanding something: [+ in + doing sth] He was having difficulty in breathing because of the smoke. [+ doing sth] I had difficulty finding somewhere to park. She had twisted her ankle and was walking with difficulty.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impedingDifficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuseDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
PROBLEM [C] B2 something that is not easy to deal with: The company is having some financial difficulties at the moment.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
Translations of “difficulty”
in Korean 어려움…
in Arabic صُعوبة…
in Portuguese dificuldade…
in Catalan dificultat…
in Japanese 難しさ, 問題…
in Italian difficoltà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 困難,艱辛, 問題,難題…
in Russian трудность, затруднение, сложность…
in Turkish zorluk, güçlük…
in Chinese (Simplified) 困难,艰辛, 问题,难题…
in Polish trudność, kłopot…
(Definition of difficulty from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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