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difficulty / dificultad
difficulty   [ˈdɪfɪkəltɪ]   -noun
1. (=hardness)   dificultad (f)
a. to have difficulty (in) [doing] something =   tener dificultades para hacer algo,   resultarle difícil a somebody, someone hacer algo
·he has difficulty (in) walking
·tiene dificultades para andar,   le resulta difícil andar
b. I had [no] difficulty finding the house =   no tuve problemas para encontrar la casa,   no me resultó difícil encontrar la casa
c. [with] difficulty =   con dificultad
·with great difficulty
·con gran dificultad
·with the greatest difficulty
·a duras penas
2. (=problem)   problema (m),   dificultad (f)
a. to [get] into difficulty or difficulties
[person]   (generally)   meterse en problemas or apuros   (while swimming)   empezar a tener problemas
[ship]   empezar a peligrar
b. to [have] difficulties with something =   tener problemas con algo
c. to be [in] difficulties or difficulty =   estar teniendo problemas
·they are in financial difficulties
·tienen problemas económicos,   estánoun pasando dificultades económicas
d. to [make] difficulties for somebody =   crear problemas a somebody, someone
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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