- adj. 困难的；艰难的；(人)难对付的；不易相处的
- 困难的,难懂的 needing a lot of effort, skill, etc.; hard to do, make, understand, or deal with; not easy
- 不易相处的,难满足的 hard to deal with; not easy to please or persuade
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;
"a difficult task"
"nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"
"why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
hard to control;
"a difficult child"
"an unmanageable situation"
- The quest for gold was difficult.
- The child is going through a difficult phase.
- She handled a difficult argument skilfully.
- She is just being difficult.
- He was a difficult man to deal with.
- He is a difficult man to get along with.
- English is a difficult language to learn.
- Mathematics is regarded as a difficult subject.
- He is absorbed in the calculation of that difficult maths problem.
- The teacher gave us an explanation of the difficult point.
- If you think that the repair is going to be a difficult job, we'll just have to call in a builder.
- He is hardly capable of executing such a difficult task.
- He bore himself with dignity under such difficult circumstances.
- Though their task was a difficult one, their revolutionary zeal and perseverance carried them through.
- The old man bears the difficult days of the past in mind.
- He has always been a difficult child.
- He is a difficult poet.
- She's a difficult woman to get on with.
- He was in a very difficult position.
- I appreciate the task will be long and difficult.
- When you get down to it, it isn't so difficult.
- Unloading the boxes is hard; inspecting them is even more difficult.
- The calculation was difficult but we finally cracked it.
- Don't be so difficult!
- We had hoped that we would be able to leave tomorrow, but it's beginning to look difficult.
- Nothing is difficult to a man who wills.
- It was difficult of proof.
- The theory is difficult of explanation.
- It was difficult of solution.
- The summit of the mountain is difficult of ascent.
- The question is difficult to answer.
- The task is difficult to do.
- The place is difficult to live (in).
- The emotionally disturbed are difficult to treat.
- The patient was difficult to manage, but the nurse dealt with him all right.
- He is difficult to satisfy.
- It's very difficult to dig into the cliff.
- It is difficult to arrange their difference.
- It is difficult to choose between such two nice houses.
- During my illness I got behind in my school work, and now it is difficult to catch up.
- It's so difficult to get a chance.
- It is difficult to get them all together under one roof.
- It was difficult to get the pole over the hedge.
- It's difficult to carry on a conversation at a noisy party.
- It is difficult to forgive anyone for cruelty.
- It is difficult to adjust one's habits to someone else.
- It's difficult to talk to her, because she is hard of hearing.
- It is difficult to adapt oneself to sudden changes of temperature.
- It is difficult for me to teach.
- It is difficult for me to do the task.
- It is difficult for you to learn English.
- It was difficult for her to fight back her tears.
- I think it's not difficult for him to get a word in edgeways, because all the chatterboxes are not here.
- It was difficult for me to decide which one to buy.
- It's rather difficult for a cocky person to be on good terms with others.
- I found English difficult at first.
- That made the subject difficult of investigation.
- She got across the headmaster, who made life very difficult for her.
- I find it difficult to adapt myself to the climate here.
- The modern children find it difficult to conceive of a time when there was no radio or TV.
- His awkward speech made him difficult to understand.
- difficult country〔ground〕 丘陵地区
- difficult language 困难的语言
- difficult position 艰难的境况
- difficult problem 困难的问题
- difficult sound 难发的音
- how difficult 多么困难
- rather difficult 很难
- too difficult 太难了
- administratively difficult 行政上困难,管理艰难
- alarmingly difficult 惊人地难,困难得使人惊恐
- conspicuously difficult 明显地难,突出地困难
- curiously difficult 异常艰难
- desperately difficult 极端困难,极艰难
- dishearteningly difficult 困难得使人失去信心,难得使人失望
- evidently difficult 显然艰难,明显地难
- formidably difficult 困难得难以克服地,令人生畏地困难
- impossibly difficult 困难得不可能存在,艰难得不会发生
- intricately difficult 错综艰难
- naturally difficult 自然困难,当然难弄
- obviously difficult 显然可见地困难,明显难弄
- overwhelmingly difficult 不可逾越地难,难以战胜地困难
- particularly difficult 特别难,非常艰难
- patently difficult 显然地困难,明白地难弄
- peculiarly difficult 特别难,罕见地艰难
- perplexingly difficult 困难得使人困惑,艰难
- physically difficult 确确实实地困难,的确难弄
- relatively difficult 比较困难,相对艰难
- seriously difficult 严重困难,很艰难
- strangely difficult 异常地艰难,极困难
- supremely difficult 最困难,极艰难
- tremendously difficult 极困难,非常艰难
- unbelievably difficult 困难得令人难以相信
- be difficult for sb to do sth 对某人来说做…是困难的
- be difficult in 在…方面难
- (be) difficult of 难地,不易
- man difficult of access 难以接近的人
- object difficult of attainment 不易达到的目的
- be difficult of definition 难以下定义
- be difficult of explanation 难以解释
- be difficult of proof 难以证明
- be difficult of solution 难以解决
- be difficult to sb 对某人来说难
Knowledge..is difficult to gain.出自： Wordsworth
It is difficult to imagine a more universal disaster.出自： J. L. Motley
Some harbours..are made difficult of access by..sunken rocks.出自： J. Conrad
Help to see him through the difficult weeks ahead.出自：Daily Mirror
- difficult的基本意思是“难的”,指难以做到的、难以解决的、难以理解的、难以承受的事物,多用于智力或情感方面,侧重需付出大量思考或运用技巧方能解决。引申用于修饰人时表示“难以对付的,不易取悦的”; 用于指境遇时表示“尴尬的”。
- difficult, hard
- difficult是较正式的用词,主要指智力方面的困难,多意味着“复杂”“难以处理”“难以了解”“需要智慧或技巧”; hard是口语用词,主要是指体力方面的困难,多意味着“不易做”。试比较:
- Passing the examination is a difficult task.
- The making of a road is a hard job.
- It is difficult to please him.
- He is difficult to please.
- He is a difficult person to please.
误 The sentence is difficult to be understood.
正 The sentence is difficult to understand.
误 He is very difficult to learn languages.
正 It's very difficult for him to learn languages.这篇文章对我来说很难懂。
误 I am difficult to understand the article.
正 It's difficult for me to understand the article.
析 difficult表示“难的,困难的”,一般用来指物,不以“人”作主语,并且须用“It is/was difficult for sb to- v ”的结构。
- ☆ 1400年左右进入英语，直接源自该语的difficulty。