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difficulty

noun uk   /ˈdɪf.ɪ.kəl.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
B1 [U] the fact of not being easy to do or understand: We finished the job, but only with great difficulty. The difficulty of the task excited them. [+ -ing verb] She had great difficulty finding a job.UK People with asthma have difficulty in breathing.B2 [C] a problem: to have financial/personal difficulties children with learning difficulties People learning a new language often encounter some difficulties at first. An unforeseen difficulty has arisen.be in difficulties UK (US be in difficulty) to have problems or be in a difficult situation: A ship is in difficulties off the coast of Ireland.
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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…
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