difícil


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difícil adjdifficult adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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hard adj (difficult)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 That exam was really hard!
 Aquele exame foi muito difícil!
difficult adj (not easy)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 It is difficult to balance a ball on your head.
 É difícil equilibrar uma bola na cabeça.
awkward adj (clumsy)desajeitado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (momento)embaraçoso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (sensação)incomodado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (pessoa)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The boy was so awkward that he kept knocking things over.
 O garoto era tão desajeitado, que vivia derrubando as coisas.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Era muito embaraçoso quando minha mãe me buscava no colégio.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Senti-me incomodada no meio daquelas pessoas.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Ela sempre reclama que seu chefe é uma pessoa difícil.
challenging adj (arduous, testing)desafiador, desafiante adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 This hiking trail is challenging; maybe we should try an easier one first.
tricky adj (process, job: difficult) (processo, trabalho)difícil, complicado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Making sourdough bread is tricky at first, but easy once you get the hang of it.
taxing adj figurative (difficult, demanding)exigente, oneroso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Harry finds hiking in cold weather to be taxing on his body.
demanding adj (taxing, challenging)difícil, complicado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Being the leader of a country is a demanding job.
difficult adj (person: uncooperative)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (gíria)cabeça-dura adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Bob is being difficult about the issue and refuses to change his mind.
 Bob está tornando o problema difícil e recusa-se a mudar de ideia.
 Bob está sendo cabeça-dura sobre o problema e recusa-se a mudar de ideia.
cumbersome adj (difficult, complicated) (difícil, complicado)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Getting a building permit is sometimes a cumbersome process.
painful adj figurative (difficult) (figurativo, difícil)penoso, difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Andrew's wife had just left him; it was a very painful period in his life.
tricky adj (situation: difficult) (situação)difícil, complicado, delicado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Things are tricky at work at the moment; profits are down and there might be some redundancies.
challenging adj (intellectually demanding)desafiador, desafiante adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Advanced calculus is a challenging course.
rocky adj figurative (difficult, hazardous)difícil, perigoso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 You'll find the going pretty rocky at the graduate level.
hard boiled,
hard-boiled
adj
figurative (person: tough) (pessoa: difícil)durão adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (inf,)duro na queda expres
  difícil smf
 The main character is a hard-boiled private detective.
helter skelter adv (chaotic) (caótico)apressadamente, confusamente advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  difícil sm
close call n informal, figurative ([sth] hard to decide) (informal: difícil decidir)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  desafio sm
  decisão difícil sf
 It was a close call, but they declared him the winner.
tricky adj (person: difficult) (pessoa)difícil, complicado, complexo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The boss can be tricky, but he's OK when you get to know him.
tough adj informal (difficult)difícil, duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I had such a tough time in college.
severe adj (harsh)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  extremo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The UK has been experiencing severe weather this month, with strong winds and heavy rain.
stiff adj (competition: tough)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (figurado, informal)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The local team faced some stiff competition when they played the league champions.
mad adj esp UK, figurative, informal ([sth]: hard to take in)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 It's mad to think that in two days' time, we'll be on the other side of the world!
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
close adj (contest: almost even)apertado, difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Alan won a close race.
 Alan venceu uma corrida apertada.
hard adj (rugged)difícil, acidentado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 This is a very hard hike, over rocks and boulders.
difficult adj (full of problems)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 This is a difficult project.
murder adj slang, figurative (very difficult) (difícil)de matar loc adj
  difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I hated doing it. It was murder!
tight adj figurative (situation: difficult) (situação)difícil, tensa adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (situação: figurado)apertado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 It was a tight situation with both of Dan's customers there at the same time.
tight adj (conditions: difficult) (condições)difícil, apertado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The job market is tight right now. You will be lucky to find something.
tough adj informal (person: difficult) (pessoa não amistosa)duro, difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He is a tough person to work with.
hairy adj informal, figurative (difficult, hazardous) (complicado)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  cabeludo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The climb got a little hairy when Gary's foot slipped while he was reaching for a new handhold.
killer adj slang (very difficult)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The workout last night was killer!
trying adj (difficult)penoso, difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Karen's husband could be trying; he had high standards and expected everyone else to adhere to them.
messy adj colloquial, figurative (difficult)complicado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (figurado, informal)feio adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Karen just got through a messy breakup, so she moved in with her mother.
testing adj (difficult)difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  árduo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 These are testing times for a team that has just lost its coach and its best players. People worry about the ability of the new government to deal with testing situations.
bear n US, informal, figurative ([sth] difficult) (figurado)osso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Avoid taking economics with Professor Smith; his class is a bear! This tax form is a bear!
a devil of a n figurative, informal ([sth] difficult, unpleasant)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  difícil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 My family has had a devil of a time this past year.
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a hard one n informal ([sb] difficult)ela é uma pessoa difícil expres
  ela é uma pessoa ruim expres
 Mark is a hard one; you never know what he is thinking.
a hard one n informal ([sb] cold, severe)ela é uma pessoa difícil expres
  ela é uma pessoa ruim expres
 The boss is a hard one; he is very strict.
a tall order n figurative (challenge, demanding task)uma tarefa difícil expres
 It is a tall order to win the competition.
 É uma tarefa difícil ganhar a competição.
bad time n (difficult experience)experiência difícil sf
 Harry had a bad time at the casino when he lost a lot of money.
 Harry teve uma experiência difícil no cassino quando ele perdeu muito dinheiro.
behind the eight ball adv US, figurative (at a disadvantage) (BR, figurado, informal)em uma sinuca de bico loc adv
  em uma situação difícil loc adv
 The university is behind the eight ball when it comes to attracting international students.
elusive adj (thing, idea: hard to grasp) (coisa, ideia)difícil de entender
 The student struggled to understand the elusive concepts in the poetry.
fall on hard times,
fall upon hard times
v expr
(be in financial difficulties)atravessar um momento difícil expres
 The company fell on hard times and eventually had to close down.
hard job n (difficult occupation)trabalho difícil, duro sm
 Long haul trucking is a hard job.
hard job n (difficult task)tarefa difícil, dura sf
 In this recession, we're going to have a hard job persuading the boss to spend money on new computers.
hard to avoid adj (found or seen everywhere)difícil de evitar expres
 Those advertisements are hard to avoid; we see them on any page with Google ads.
hard to find,
hard-to-find
adj
(rare, elusive) (raro)difícil de encontrar expres
Nota: hyphens used when term is an adjective before a noun
 First editions of this book are really hard to find.
hard to find,
hard-to-find
adj
(difficult to locate) (difícil de localizar)difícil de encontrar expres
hard to gauge adj (difficult to measure or judge)difícil de calcular expres
  difícil de estimar expres
 Because it is hard to gauge the depth of the water, it is dangerous to dive in.
hard to say adj (not easy to determine) (difícil de determinar)difícil de dizer, difícil saber expres
 It's hard to say who will win this year's World Cup.
harder adj (comparative: more difficult) (comparativo: difícil)mais difícil loc adj
hot seat n US, slang (uncomfortable situation) (situação desconfortável)situação difícil sf
  (informal, gíria: desconfortável)sinuca de bico sf
make [sth] more difficult v (complicate [sth](complicar)tornar mais difícil loc vt
 Cluttered surfaces make cleaning difficult.
poser n informal (question, puzzle)pergunta difícil loc sf
 Here's a poser: how did I end up with your car keys?
pretty hard adj informal (quite difficult) (bem difícil)muito difícil loc adj
  complicado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Wow! that test was pretty hard.
prickly problem n figurative, informal ([sth] difficult to solve)problema difícil sm
 Firing a family member is a prickly problem.
severe test n (ordeal, extreme trial)prova extrema sf
  prova difícil sf
 Spending the winter in the mountains was a severe test of their determination.
thick skinned,
thick-skinned
adj
(insensitive to criticism) (insensível às críticas)insensível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  casca grossa loc sf
  pessoa difícil loc adj
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 He has to be thick skinned to put up with all the criticism he gets.
tough job n informal (difficult task) (tarefa difícil)trabalho difícil sm
  (fig, duro)trabalho sujo loc sm
 It's a tough job, but somebody had to do it.
Tough luck! interj slang (being dismissive of [sb]'s misfortune)que vida difícil! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (irônico)que falta de sorte! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (irônico)é muita falta de sorte! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
tough nut to crack n figurative, informal ([sth] hard to solve) (algo difícil de resolver)duro de roer loc adj
  difícil de solucionar loc adj
 This algebra equation is a tough nut to crack.
up a tree adv informal, figurative (stuck, in a difficult predicament) (preso, em dificuldade)preso advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  em situação difícil loc adv
weather the storm v expr figurative (endure tough experience) (figurado)passar por uma turbulência expres v
  passar por situação difícil expres v
  passar por dificuldade expres v
 The entire world is weathering the storm of the financial crisis.
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