δύσκολος

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δύσκολος (dúskolos).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈðiskolos/
  • Hyphenation: δύ‧σκο‧λος

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δύσκολος (dýskolosm (feminine δύσκολη, neuter δύσκολο)

  1. (most senses) difficult, hard, tough, arduous (not easy, requiring much effort)
    Τα Κινέζικα είναι δύσκολη γλώσσα να μάθεις.Ta Kinézika eínai dýskoli glóssa na mátheis.Chinese is a difficult language to learn.
    Η Ελλάδα περνάει δύσκολους καιρούς με την οικονομία της.I Elláda pernáei dýskolous kairoús me tin oikonomía tis.Greece is going through tough times with the economy.
  2. (medicine) refractory (difficult to treat)
    Ο πατέρας μου πάσχει από δύσκολη ασθένεια.O patéras mou páschei apó dýskoli asthéneia.My father is suffering from a refractory illness.
  3. (of people) difficult, uncooperative, troublesome (hard to manage)
    Η μητέρα μου πάντα ήταν δύσκολος άνθρωπος.I mitéra mou pánta ítan dýskolos ánthropos.My mother was always a difficult woman.

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