♦ difficulty

♦ difficulty
♦ difficulty /ˈdɪfɪkəltɪ/
n. [cu]
1 difficoltà, problema: financial [technical, practical] difficulties, difficoltà finanziarie [tecniche, pratiche]; breathing [learning] difficulties, difficoltà respiratorie [di apprendimento]: He has some difficulty (in) walking, ha difficoltà a camminare; There were money difficulties, c'erano difficoltà finanziarie; He climbed the stairs with difficulty, ha salito le scale con difficoltà; They changed the tickets without difficulty, hanno cambiato i biglietti senza difficoltà; If you have difficulty understanding the form, please ask us for help, se avete difficoltà a capire il modulo, chiedeteci aiuto
2 (spesso pl.) situazione difficile; difficoltà (pl.): to be in difficulties, trovarsi in difficoltà (finanziarie); to have (o to experience, to encounter) difficulties, avere (o incontrare) delle difficoltà; to get (o to run) into difficulties, trovarsi in difficoltà; to overcome a difficulty, superare una difficoltà
3 difficoltà, complessità: The degree of difficulty increases as you move through the levels, il grado di difficoltà aumenta man mano che si passa al livello successivo
to make (o to raise) difficulties, fare difficoltà; sollevare obiezioni.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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