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Spanish translation of “hard”

hard

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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