Traducción de "hard" - Diccionario Inglés-Español


adjective uk /hɑːd/ us /hɑrd/

A2 firm and not easy to press or bend

a hard surface
The seats were really hard.
→ Opposite soft

A1 difficult to do or understand

It must be hard to study with all this noise.
→ Opposite easy adj

B1 needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort

duro, intenso
It was hard work on the farm, but satisfying.

not gentle or kind

duro, intenso
He gave me a hard stare.
be hard on someone

to criticize someone too much, or to treat them unfairly

ser duro con alguien
Don’t be too hard on him – he’s only trying to help.
do/learn something the hard way

to do or learn something by having a lot of problems or difficulty

coger el camino difícil para hacer algo/aprender algo por las malas
adverb uk /hɑːd/ us /hɑrd/

A1 with a lot of effort

She tried so hard.
You must work harder.

B1 with a lot of force

con fuerza
She kicked the ball hard.

(Traducción de "hard" del Diccionario de Cambridge Inglés-Español © Cambridge University Press)


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

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

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

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

(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

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.

(Traducción de "hard" del PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)