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hard adj (solid)  (sólido)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 This bed has a hard mattress.
 Esta cama tem um colchão duro.
hard adj (unsentimental)  (não sentimental)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She has a hard head, which is good in a crisis.
hard adj (baked goods: crusty)  (crosta )duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 This bread has a lovely, hard crust.
hard adj (baked goods: stale)  (pão velho)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Bread will go hard if you leave it uncovered.
hard adj (destructive)  (destrutivo)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The army made a very hard attack on the enemy town.
hard adj (military installation: protected)  (protegido)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The location of the army's hard missiles is secret.
hard adj (phonetics)  (fonética)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 You should pronounce this word with a hard "c", not a soft.
hard adv (strenuously)  (estrenuamente)duro advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 She exercises hard to keep in shape.
tough adj (hard to break, chew, cut)  (que não é tenro ou mole; rijo)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The steak was too tough.
 O bife estava muito duro.
sinewy adj (food: tough, chewy)  (comida difícil de mastigar)duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (carne)cheia de nervos loc adj
hard adj (firm)firme, duro, inflexível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Place the stepladder on a hard surface.
hard adj (stern)duro, firme, severo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She gave him a very hard stare.
harsh adj (climate)  (clima)duro, rigoroso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  inclemente adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 They have harsh winters in Norway.
 Os invernos na Noruega são duros (or: rigorosos).
harsh adj (manner: mean)  (maneira: má)duro, áspero, rude adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  grosseiro, rude adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (gíria)grosso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She was quite harsh with the kids. She should be nicer to them.
 Ela foi bem dura (or: áspera) com as crianças. Deveria ter sido mais delicada com elas.
 Ela foi bem grosseira (or: rude) com as crianças. Deveria haver sido mais delicada com elas.
  É conhecido pela sua atitude grossa de sempre falar gritando.Esta frase não é uma tradução do inglês.
wiry adj (stiff, wire-like)  (semelhante ao arame)duro, resistente adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (cabelos)crespo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
abrasive adj (person: disagreeable)  (pessoa)áspero, rude, duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
rigid adj (stiff, not flexible)rígido, duro, teso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
miser n ([sb] stingy, not generous)pão-duro, avaro sm
thatch n informal (thick hair on head)  (informal)cabelo duro lo sm
whistleblower n (informant)  (informante)delator, dedo-duro sm
chewy adj (tough to chew)duro de mastigar loc adj
rasping adj (harsh, grating)áspero, duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
rubbery adj (food: tough, chewy)  (comida: difícil de mastigar)duro, emborrachado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
stony adj figurative (hard, unemotional)  (figurado)empedernido, insensível, duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  inflexível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
woody n slang (erection)  (gíria: ereção)barraca armada loc sf
   (gíria: ereção)pau duro loc sm
crick n (neck cramp)  (no pescoço)câimbra sf
  pescoço duro loc sm
  torcicolo sm
uncharitable adj (unkind)duro, insensível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  descaridoso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
cheapskate n slang (miserly person)fominha, pão-duro sm
cheapo n slang (miserly person)  (gíria)pão-duro sm
scrooge n figurative, informal (miserly person)  (fig., inf.)pão-duro, avarento sm
steely adj figurative (eyes, gaze: cold and hard)  (olhar)cortante, duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
steely adj (with colour or hardness resembling steel)acerado, duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
supergrass n UK, slang (criminal informant)informante smf
  dedo-duro, delator sm
durum wheat n (high-gluten wheat used to make pasta)trigo duro, trigo durum loc sm
 Canada is a major exporter of durum wheat.
flat broke adj slang (having no money)  (gíria - totalmente empobrecido)pronto, duro, liso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 After fixing the house up to our taste we were flat broke.
go hard at vtr informal (do [sth] intensely)  (informal)dar um duro, fazer grande esforço loc vt
 I started learning Italian a year ago, and I've been going hard at it ever since.
hammer away at vtr (attempt to accomplish [sth] by repeated efforts)  (tentar várias vezes )trabalhar duro, martelar loc vt
 If you want to finish your novel, you need to just hammer away at it every day.
hard as nails adj (tough, durable)  (duro, rígido )duro como diamante loc adj
 I can't crack the ice, it is as hard as nails.
hard as nails adj ([sb]: tough, without sympathy)  (pessoa fria, insensível)duro como diamante loc adj
 Don't expect any sympathy from him, he is as hard as nails.
hard blow n literal (forceful punch or strike)  (literal: soco forte)golpe duro loc sm
 Although the jab to the chin dropped him, it was the hard blow to the ribs that did the damage.
hard blow n figurative (emotional setback)  (figurativo: queda, derrota emocional)golpe duro, cruel loc sm
 The loss of his job dealt a hard blow to his self-confidence.
hard job n (difficult occupation)trabalho difícil, duro loc sm
 Long haul trucking is a hard job.
hard work n (great effort and diligence)  (grande esforço)trabalho duro loc sm
 We would like to commend you on your hard work for the company over the years.
hard work n informal ([sth] that requires great effort)  (informal: algo que exige grande esforço)trabalho árduo, duro loc sm
 Riding a bike uphill is hard work.
heavy blow n literal (forceful punch or strike)  (literal: soco forte)golpe duro loc sm
 The boxer fell after taking a heavy blow from his opponent.
heavy blow n figurative (emotional setback)  (figurativo: queda, derrota emocional)golpe duro, cruel loc sm
 Not getting into her school of choice was a heavy blow.
blunt adj (comment)  (comentário)duro, brusco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
broke adj (without money)falido adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (gíria)quebrado, duro adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
rugged adj (device: durable)duro, resistente adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
stark adj (extreme)  (extremo)inflexível, duro, cruel adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  inóspito adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
stern adj (severe, serious)  (severo, sério)duro, rígido, inflexível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
stiff adj (body: hurting)  (estado de contração de músculo)teso, duro, retesado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
stiff adj (not moving easily)  (que não se pode mover com facilidade)duro, retesado, rijo, teso adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
stingy adj (not generous)avaro, pão-duro, sovina adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
strap vtr (have little, need more)  (gíria)estar liso loc
   (gíria)estar duro loc
unkind adj (weather)  (tempo)duro, inclemente adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
wooden adj (not graceful, stiff)duro, insensível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
be hard on [sb] ser duro com alguém
drive a hard bargain negociar duro
heavy weather tempo duro
  tempo inclemente
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