difícil

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Asturian[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin difficilis.

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difícil

  1. difficult (hard, not easy)

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Catalan[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin difficilis.

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difícil (masculine and feminine plural difícils)

  1. difficult

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin difficilis.

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difícil m or f (plural difíciles)

  1. difficult

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin difficilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /di.ˈfi.siɫ/, /dɨ.ˈfi.siɫ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /d͡ʒi.ˈfi.siw/, /d͡ʒi.ˈfi.sju/
    • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /di.ˈfi.siw/
  • Hyphenation: di‧fí‧cil

Adjective[edit]

difícil (plural difíceis, comparable)

  1. difficult, hard
    • 2000, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban, Rocco, page 240:
      Era difícil dizer se a professora os ouvira, pois seu rosto estava oculto pelas sombras.
      It was difficult to tell whether the teacher had heard them, because her face was hidden by the shadows.

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:difícil.

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Further reading[edit]

  • difícil in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin difficilis. Compare obsolete English difficile.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /diˈfiθil/, [d̪iˈfiθil]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /diˈfisil/, [d̪iˈfisil]
  • Hyphenation: di‧fí‧cil

Adjective[edit]

difícil (plural difíciles) (superlative dificilísimo)

  1. difficult, hard, tough, challenging, rough, tricky, trying, arduous, testing
  2. unlikely (i.e. improbable)
  3. awkward (e.g. situation or position)
  4. (figuratively) rocky, bumpy (e.g. start, road)

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