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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (solid)duro agg
 This bed has a hard mattress.
 Questo letto ha un materasso duro.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (firm)rigido, duro agg
 Place the stepladder on a hard surface.
 Metti la scaletta su una superficie rigida.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (forceful)forte, duro, possente agg
 He struck him a hard blow to the head.
 Gli ha dato un colpo forte alla testa.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (difficult)difficile, difficoltoso agg
  (figurato)duro
 That exam was really hard!
 Quell'esame è stato davvero duro!
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with impact)violentemente, pesantemente avv
  con forza loc avv
 He hit the ground hard with the pickaxe.
 Ha colpito violentemente il terreno con il piccone.
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (with deep emotion)duramente, profondamente avv
 His death hit them hard.
 La sua morte li ha colpiti duramente.
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (solid)solidamente avv
 The lake was frozen hard.
 Il lago era solidamente ghiacciato.
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with effort, energy)duramente avv
  (informale)sodo avv
 She exercises hard to keep in shape.
 Si allena duramente per restare in forma.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rugged)duro agg
  accidentato, aspro agg
 This is a very hard hike, over rocks and boulders.
 Questo percorso è davvero duro, tra rocce e macigni.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (inclement) (tempo meteorologico)rigido, duro agg
 It was a hard winter, but they survived.
 È stato un inverno rigido ma sono sopravvissuti.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (stern)duro, severo, spietato agg
 She gave him a very hard stare.
 Gli ha lanciato uno sguardo duro.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (vigorous)violento, strenuo, accanito agg
 They put up a long, hard fight.
 Hanno messo su una lunga, strenua battaglia.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (bad) (avverso)cattivo, nero agg
  brutto, difficile agg
 We have had some very hard luck.
 Abbiamo avuto proprio una cattiva sorte.
 New: Abbiamo avuto una sfortuna nera.
hard on [sb] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (severe) (figurato: severo)duro con [qlcn] agg
  severo con [qlcn] agg
 He's too hard on his children.
 È troppo duro con i suoi bambini.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (person: tough, unemotional) (figurato: insensibile)duro, freddo agg
  (figurato: insensibile)di ghiaccio loc agg
 Years of poverty and abuse had made her hard.
 Anni di povertà e abusi l'hanno resa di ghiaccio.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sharp, distinct)duro, forte agg
 Her face has hard features.
 La sua faccia ha i lineamenti duri.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (photograph: high contrast)ruvido agg
 Print the photo using hard paper.
 Stampa la foto su carta ruvida.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (unsentimental)duro agg
  freddo, insensibile, distaccato agg
 When I started to cry in his office, he just gave me a hard look and asked me to leave.
 Quando ho cominciato a piangere nel suo ufficio, mi ha dato un'occhiata distaccata e mi ha chiesto di andarmene.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial (stingy) (informale: persona)spilorcio agg
  (informale: fatto)da spilorci loc agg
 He won't lend you any money? That's rather hard.
 Non vuole prestarti niente? È proprio da spilorci.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (currency)denaro contante nm
  contanti nmpl
 You'll need hard currency to pay for this.
 Avrai bisogno di contanti per pagarlo.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (drink: alcoholic) (alcolici)forte, pesante agg
  molto alcolico loc agg
 He only drinks hard liquor, never beer.
 Beve solo liquori forti, la birra mai.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (water: with minerals) (chimica, acqua)dura agg
 Water is hard if it leaves deposits in the shower.
 L'acqua è dura se lascia residui nella doccia.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (baked goods: crusty)croccante agg
 This bread has a lovely, hard crust.
 Questo pane ha una piacevole crosta croccante.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (baked goods: stale)duro, secco agg
 Bread will go hard if you leave it uncovered.
 Il pane diventerà duro (or: secco) se lo lasci scoperto.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." technical (textiles: smooth) (tessuti)ruvido agg
 The cloth is made with a hard fibre.
 L'abito è fatto con un tessuto ruvido.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (destructive)spietato agg
 The army made a very hard attack on the enemy town.
 L'esercito ha lanciato uno spietato attacco sulla città nemica.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (military installation: protected) (militare)bunker agg
 The location of the army's hard missiles is secret.
 La posizione dei missili bunker dell'esercito è segreta.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (phonetics) (fonetica)duro, velare agg
 You should pronounce this word with a hard "c", not a soft.
 Dovresti pronunciare questa parola con la "c" dura e non con quella dolce.
be hard on [sb] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (treat [sb] harshly, sternly) (figurato, informale)andarci pesante con [qlcn] vi
  essere duro cn [qlcn] vi
 My parents were hard on me when I was growing up.
 Quando ero piccolo, i miei ci andavano pesante con me.
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intently)fissamente avv
  intensamente, attentamente avv
 She looked hard at the exam question.
 Osservò attentamente la domanda dell'esame.
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (severely)duramente avv
 The teacher looked at him hard, and told him to leave the room.
 L'insegnante lo ha guardato duramente e gli ha detto di uscire dall'aula.
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (nautical: to an extreme) (nautica)tutta a [qlcs], completamente a [qlcs] avv
 Go hard aport and make sure everything is alright.
 Vai tutta a sinistra e assicurati che tutto vada bene.
hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with difficulty)con difficoltà, con fatica loc avv
 Her victory was all the sweeter for being hard won.
 Vinse con difficoltà, ma proprio per questo la vittoria aveva tutto un altro sapore.
hard on [sth],
hard upon [sth]
adv + prep
(near, coming up to)quasi, pressoché avv
 It was hard upon nightfall when they arrived.
 Era quasi notte quando sono arrivati.
Hard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (solid beach)battigia nf
  sabbia compatta nf
Nota: usually capitalized
 You can access the hard during low tide.
 Durante la bassa marea si può andare sulla battigia.
  Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
a hard one nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sb] difficult) (figurato: persona caparbia)osso duro nm
 Mark is a hard one; you never know what he is thinking.
a hard one nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sb] cold, severe) (figurato: carattere)persona dura, persona fredda nf
 The boss is a hard one; he is very strict.
between the devil and the deep blue sea,
between a rock and a hard place,
between Scylla and Charybdis
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative (facing a dilemma) (idiomatico: scelta difficile)tra l'incudine e il martello loc avv
blow-hard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (person: boastful) (figurato: borioso)pallone gonfiato nm
 That guy's such a blow-hard! He never stops talking about his achievements.
 Quel tizio è proprio un pallone gonfiato! Non la smette mai di parlare dei suoi successi.
cider,
also UK: cyder
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (alcoholic apple drink) (bevanda alcolica)sidro nm
 After work, we stopped by the pub to have a half pint of cider.
 Dopo il lavoro ci siamo fermati al pub per bere mezza pinta di sidro.
cold,
hard cash
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (making money) (letterario)vile denaro nm
  soldi nmpl
 He didn't care about performing a service; all he cared about was cold, hard cash.
 Non gli interessava fornire un servizio, gli importava solo il vile denaro.
 Non gli interessava fornire un servizio, gli importavano solo i soldi.
cold,
hard cash
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(money, not credit)contanti nmpl
  moneta sonante nf
 I'll sell you this bike, but you have to pay me in cold, hard cash.
 Ti vendo la bicicletta, ma dovrai pagarmi in contanti!
come down hard on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (punish)dare una punizione severa a [qlcn] vtr
  punire [qlcn] vtr
die-hard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rigid traditionalist)irriducibile nm
die-hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rigidly traditionalist)reazionario, retrogrado agg
drive a hard bargain v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be tough negotiator)essere un abile negoziatore vi
 The shopkeeper drove a hard bargain, but we eventually agreed on a price for the vase.
 Il commerciante era un abile negoziatore, ma alla fine abbiamo concordato un prezzo per il vaso.
fall on hard times v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be in financial difficulties) (difficoltà economiche)passare un brutto momento vtr
give [sb] a hard time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (treat harshly) (figurato)rendere la vita difficile a [qlcn] vtr
  (figurato)conciare per le feste vtr
  (figurato)far passare un brutto quarto d'ora a vtr
 They gave me a hard time at the interview.
give [sb] a hard time about [sth],
give [sb] a hard time over [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal (berate)sgridare vtr
  strapazzare vtr
 My dad gave me a hard time about not finishing my homework.
go hard at [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (do [sth] intensely) (colloquiale: impegnarsi)darci sotto, darci dentro vi
 I started learning Italian a year ago, and I've been going hard at it ever since.
 Ho iniziato a studiare l'italiano un anno fa e da allora ci ho sempre dato sotto.
hard as nails adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (tough, durable)duro come la pietra agg
 I can't crack the ice, it is as hard as nails.
 Non riesco a frantumare il ghiaccio, è duro come la pietra.
hard as nails adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." ([sb]: tough, without sympathy)duro agg
 Don't expect any sympathy from him, he is as hard as nails.
 Non aspettarti simpatia da lui, è un tipo duro.
hard at work adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (working hard)lavorare sodo vi
  gran lavoratore nm
 Miguel was hard at work doing his history project.
 Miguel ha lavorato sodo per il suo progetto di Storia.
hard blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (forceful punch or strike) (medicina)forte colpo nm
 Although the jab to the chin dropped him, it was the hard blow to the ribs that did the damage.
 Il pugno al mento l'ha atterrato, ma è stato il forte colpo alle costole a fargli male.
hard blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (emotional setback) (figurato)duro colpo nm
 The loss of his job dealt a hard blow to his self-confidence.
 Perdere il lavoro è stato un duro colpo per la sua autostima.
hard boiled adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (egg: cooked until firm) (uovo bollito)sodo agg
 How do you prefer your eggs - hard boiled or soft?
 Nel pranzo al sacco avevo anche un uovo sodo.
hard boiled,
hard-boiled
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (person: tough)dal carattere duro
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun.
 The main character is a hard-boiled private detective.
 Il protagonista è un investigatore privato dal carattere duro.
hard candy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (boiled sweets)caramelle dure nfpl
 My grandmother always kept a dish of hard candies on her coffee table.
a hard case nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sb] severe, unemotional) (figurato: persona)un duro, un tipo duro nm
hard cheese (difficult situation)grana nf
  pasticcio nm
hard cider nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (alcoholic apple drink) (ad alta gradazione alcolica)sidro forte nm
 That tavern serves the best hard cider in the state.
 Quella taverna serve il miglior sidro forte di tutto lo stato.
hard clam (animal)Mercenaria mercenaria nf
hard coal (a mineral coal)antracite nf
hard copy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical copy of data)copia cartacea, copia su carta, copia stampata nf
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective.
 How do I print a hard copy of the data?
 Come faccio ad avere una copia su carta dei dati?
hard-core,
hardcore
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(pornography: obscene)pornografico agg
hard-core,
hardcore
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(person: staunch, committed)tenace agg
  che non si arrende loc agg
the hard core nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (those most committed to [sth])irriducibile nm
 The arduous ascent soon separated the wimps from the hard core.
 La difficile scalata ha separato rapidamente gli smidollati dagli irriducibili.
hard court nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tennis: type of playing surface) (tennis)campo in terra battuta, campo in cemento nm
hard currency nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (coins and bills)denaro contante nm
 We accept only hard currency, no checks or credit cards.
 Accettiamo solo denaro contante, niente assegni o carte di credito.
hard currency nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (currency unlikely to lose value)valuta forte nf
 The price of a hard currency tends to remain stable in the short term.
 Il prezzo di una valuta forte tende a rimanere stabile nel breve periodo.
hard disk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (computing: disk-reading hardware)disco fisso, hard disk nm
hard drive nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (data-reading hardware)disco rigido, disco fisso, hard disk nm
 The police were able to retrieve information from the fraudster's hard drive.
 Gli agenti di polizia riuscirono a ricavare le informazioni dal disco rigido del truffatore.
hard drugs nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (cocaine, heroin, etc.)droghe pesanti nfpl
 He started off abusing alcohol and later moved on to hard drugs.
 Ha iniziato con l'abuso di alcol e in seguito è passato alle doghe pesanti.
hard earned,
hard-earned
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(gained through strife) (figurato: guadagnato con fatica)sudato agg
  guadagnato con fatica, conquistato con fatica loc agg
  (idiomatico)conquistato con il sudore della fronte loc agg
hard fact nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] harsh but true)verità nuda e cruda nf
 The hard fact was that I had failed, and nothing could change that.
 La verità nuda e cruda è che ho fallito, e nessuno può farci niente.
  dura realtà nf
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Prima o poi occorre fare i conti con alcune dure realtà della vita.
hard feelings nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." informal, often neg (resentment)rancore nm
 When they broke up there were no hard feelings.
 Quando si lasciarono non provarono rancore.
hard fought,
hard-fought
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(achieved through great struggle)sudato, conquistato con fatica agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adjective before a noun
hard going nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] difficult or strenuous)arduo, faticoso agg
 The climb was hard going, but the view from the top was magificent.
 La scalata è stata ardua, ma la vista dalla cima era magnifica.
hard goods nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (durable goods)beni durevoli nmpl
 There has been a slowdown in sales of hard goods such as appliances and furniture.
 C'è stata una diminuzione delle vendite di beni durevoli come elettrodomestici e mobili.
hard graft nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, informal (hard work)duro lavoro nm
 After forty-five years of hard graft, I intend to enjoy my retirement.
hard ground nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (etching ground)acquaforte nf
hard hat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (protective helmet)casco di protezione, casco di sicurezza nm
 Visitors to this building site are required to wear a hard hat at all times.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Nel cantiere è obbligatorio indossare il casco di protezione.
  elmetto, caschetto nm
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Nei cantieri per questioni di sicurezza anche i visitatori devono indossare un caschetto.
hard hat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (construction worker)manovale, operaio edile, muratore nm
 There was a group of hard hats hanging out at the bar tonight.
 Questo bar è un ritrovo di muratori che vengono qui dopo il lavoro.
hard head nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (unsentimental person) (figurato)cuore di pietra nm
 He has a hard head on him for someone so young.
 Ha davvero un cuore di pietra per essere una persona così giovane.
  insensibile agg
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. È proprio un insensibile se ti tratta così, dovresti mollarlo!
hard heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (unsentimental) (figurato)cuore duro, cuore di pietra nm
 She has a hard heart; I've never seen her cry.
hard hit,
hard-hit
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(suffering setback) (figurato)colpito duramente loc agg
hard job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult occupation)lavoro duro nm
 Long haul trucking is a hard job.
 Fare il camionista è veramente un lavoro duro.
hard job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult task)duro compito, duro lavoro nm
 In this recession, we're going to have a hard job persuading the boss to spend money on new computers.
 In questi tempi di crisi sarà per noi un duro lavoro convincere il capo a tirar fuori i soldi per dei computer nuovi.
hard knocks nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative, informal (real-life experience)esperienze sul campo nfpl
  esperienze di vita vera nfpl
  peripezie nfpl
 Dan brings to the job a life-long experience of hard knocks.
 Per questo lavoro Dan offre una vita di esperienze sul campo.
hard knocks nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative, informal (difficult experiences)avversità nfpl
  (informale, figurato)batoste nfpl
 The advertising industry has taken some hard knocks in the recent economic downturn.
 L'industria pubblicitaria ha incontrato delle avversità durante il recente declino economico.
hard labor nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical work done by prisoners)lavori forzati nmpl
hard landing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (aircraft: descending with heavy impact)atterraggio duro, atterraggio violento nm
 The pilot misjudged his rate of descent and made a hard landing, which buckled the undercarriage.
 Il pilota fu costretto ad un atterraggio duro, che produsse dei danni al carrello.
hard life nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult existence)vita difficile nf
 Working in the coal mines was a hard life.
 Chi lavora nelle miniere di carbone ha una vita difficile.
hard liquor nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (spirits, alcoholic drink)superalcolico nm
 The store sells wine and beer but no hard liquor.
 In questo negozio vendono vino e birra, ma non superalcolici.
hard luck nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misfortune)sfortuna, mala sorte nf
  (informale)scarogna nf
hard-luck adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (relating to unfavorable conditions)triste, infelice, sfortunato agg
 Tired of all the hard-luck updates her friend kept posting on social media, Tania unfriended him.
hard news nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (information about serious and current events)notizie serie nfpl
 This newspaper has a reputation for hard news rather than celebrity gossip.
 Questo giornale ha la reputazione di occuparsi di notizie serie, non di fare gossip sulle persone famose.
  attualità, cronaca nf
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Mi piacciono i telegiornali che danno spazio a cronaca, attualità, politica, economia, piuttosto che ad argomenti più frivoli.
hard of hearing,
hard-of-hearing
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(partially deaf)con problemi di udito
  avere problemi di udito vtr
  (figurato, potenzialmente offensivo)duro d'orecchi agg
Nota: hyphens used when term is before a noun
 My grandfather is hard of hearing, so don't bother talking to him from across the room.
 Mio nonno ha problemi di udito per cui non perdere tempo a parlargli dall'altro capo della stanza.
the hard of hearing nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." invariable (partially-deaf people)chi ha problemi di udito
 Subtitles are provided for the deaf and hard of hearing.
 I sottotitoli sono a disposizione dei sordi e di chi ha problemi di udito.
hard palate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bone at roof of the mouth)palato duro nm
hard porn,
hardcore porn
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative, informal (explicit pornography) (colloquiale)porno esplicito nm
  pornografia esplicita nf
hard rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heavy form of popular music)hard rock nm
 I prefer easy listening and jazz to hard rock.
hard rubber nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vulcanized rubber)gomma dura nf
 The truck's tires were made of hard rubber.
hard science (category of sciences)scienza dura nf
the hard sell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (aggressive sales)vendita aggressiva nf
 The hard sell is a tactic designed to quickly close a sale.
 La vendita aggressiva è una tattica studiata per concludere velocemente una vendita.
hard sell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth]: hard to make desirable)prodotto difficile da vendere nm
 It will be a hard sell to convince the rebels to back a plan to end the civil war.
hard sell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (person: hard to persuade)ostinato agg
  difficile da convincere agg
 Mike was a hard sell I, but I eventually won him over.
 Mark è stato difficile da convincere, ma alla fine ci sono riuscito.
hard stuff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, figurative (liquor, alcoholic drink) (colloquiale: alcolici)roba forte nf
 Some people like beer or wine, but others prefer the hard stuff.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Non voglio della birra, mi ci vuole roba forte per tirarmi su di morale.
hard times nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (financial hardship) (economicamente)tempi difficili nmpl
  (economicamente)periodo difficile nm
  (economicamente)momento difficile nm
 Both he and she are unemployed and they're going through some hard times.
 Sia lui che lei sono rimasti disoccupati e ora stanno attraversando un periodo difficile.
hard times nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (difficult period)brutto momento, momento difficile nm
 These are hard times for those wanting to start their own business.
 Adesso è un brutto momento per chi desidera avviare un'attività in proprio.
hard to avoid adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (found or seen everywhere)onnipresente agg
 Those advertisements are hard to avoid; we see them on any page with Google ads.
 Queste pubblicità sono onnipresenti, si vedono su qualunque pagina con Google Ads.
hard to believe adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not credible)difficile da credere agg
 It's hard to believe that this was once all open fields.
 È difficile da credere che tempo fa qui fosse aperta campagna.
hard to come by adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (rare, difficult to find)introvabile, rarissimo agg
 First editions of the book are hard to come by.
hard to find,
hard-to-find
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(rare, elusive)introvabile agg
Nota: hyphens used when term is an adjective before a noun
 First editions of this book are really hard to find.
 Le prime edizioni di questo libro sono davvero introvabili.
hard to find,
hard-to-find
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(difficult to locate)difficile da trovare agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective comes before the noun it modifies.
hard to gauge adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (difficult to measure or judge)difficile da calcolare agg
 Because it is hard to gauge the depth of the water, it is dangerous to dive in.
 Siccome la profondità dell'acqua è difficile da calcolare, è pericoloso tuffarsi.
hard to please adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (fussy, not easily satisfied)incontentabile agg
 My boss has very high expectations of our work and as a result is very hard to please.
 Il mio capo si aspetta molto dal nostro lavoro e quindi è praticamente incontentabile.
hard to say adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not easy to determine)difficile dire, difficile a dire, difficile a dirsi agg
 It's hard to say who will win this year's World Cup.
 È difficile dire chi vincerà i Mondiali quest'anno.
hard to understand adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not reasonable)di difficile comprensione
  difficile da capire agg
 His motives are hard to understand.
 Le sue ragioni sono di difficile comprensione.
hard to wear adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." US, figurative (person: not easy to tolerate) (figurato: di persona)difficile agg
  (figurato: di persona)difficile da digerire loc agg
hard up,
hard-up
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (poor) (figurato)al verde, in bolletta
Nota: hyphen used when term is before a noun
 I'm not exactly hard up, but I still don't like to waste money.
 Non sono ancora del tutto al verde ma non mi piace comunque buttar via i soldi.
hard up,
hard-up
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
slang (desperate for sex) (figurato: senza amore)disperato agg
 Go on a date with John? No thanks, I'm not that hard up!
 Uscire con John? No grazie, non sono così disperata.
hard water nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (water with high mineral content)acqua dura, acqua calcarea nf
 If you live in a hard water area you will get lime deposits in your kettle.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. L'acqua dura può rovinare la lavastoviglie se non si usa un anticalcare.
hard work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (great effort)duro lavoro nm
 We would like to commend you on your hard work for the company over the years.
 Vorremmo ringraziarti per il duro lavoro che hai svolto nella nostra azienda.
hard work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth]: requires effort) (colloquiale)faticaccia, sudata nf
 Riding a bike uphill is hard work.
 Ce l'ho fatta ad arrivare in cima alla collina in bici, ma è stata una faticaccia.
hard worker nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who works diligently)gran lavoratore nm
 Si può dire di tutto di lui ma non che non sia un gran lavoratore.
hard-and-fast adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rule: inflexible, strictly enforced)ferreo, rigido agg
 The company has no hard-and-fast dress code, but everyone wears a business suit.
 L'azienda non ha regole rigide su come ci si deve vestire al lavoro, ma tutti vestono in modo formale.
hard-and-fast rule nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rule: unbreakable)regola ferrea, regola senza eccezioni, regola inviolabile nf
 There's no hard-and-fast rule about what makes good picnic food.
 Non c'è una regola ferrea su cosa renda un cibo adatto per un picnic.
hard-boiled egg nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (egg boiled until the yolk is set)uovo sodo nm
 Hard-boiled eggs are frequently required for slicing and adding to salad dishes.
 Le uova sode si usano spesso a fettine nelle insalate.
hard-copy n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (data: physical form) (formato)stampato agg
 We sell music in digital and hard-copy formats.
hard-copy documents nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (papers)documenti cartacei nmpl
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