difficulty

difficulty
noun
1) Schwierigkeit, die

with [great] difficulty — [sehr] mühsam

with the greatest difficulty — unter größten Schwierigkeiten

without [great] difficulty — ohne große Probleme; mühelos

have difficulty [in] doing something — Schwierigkeiten haben, etwas zu tun

2) usu. in pl. (trouble)

be in difficulty or difficulties — in Schwierigkeiten sein

fall or get into difficulties — in Schwierigkeiten kommen od. geraten

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plural - difficulties; noun
1) (the state or quality of being hard (to do) or not easy: I have difficulty in understanding him.) die Schwierigkeit
2) (an obstacle or objection: He has a habit of foreseeing difficulties.) die Schwierigkeit
3) ((especially in plural) trouble, especially money trouble: The firm was in difficulties.) (Geld)Schwierigkeiten (pl.)
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dif·fi·cul·ty
[ˈdɪfɪkəlti]
n
1. no pl (effort) Mühe f
with \difficulty mit Mühe, mühsam
2. no pl (problematic nature) of a task Schwierigkeit f
3. (trouble) Problem nt, Schwierigkeit f
a \difficulty has arisen es gibt da ein Problem
to be fraught with difficulties jede Menge Probleme mit sich dat bringen fam
learning difficulties Lernschwierigkeiten pl
to be in difficulties in Schwierigkeiten sein
to be in difficulties with sb BRIT, AUS Unannehmlichkeiten mit jdm haben
to encounter difficulties auf Schwierigkeiten stoßen
to have \difficulty doing sth Schwierigkeiten dabei haben, etw zu tun
she has been having great \difficulty finding a job es war sehr schwer für sie, eine Stelle zu finden
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['dIfIkəltI]
n
Schwierigkeit f

with/without difficulty — mit/ohne Schwierigkeiten

he had difficulty (in) setting up in business — es fiel ihm schwer or nicht leicht, sich selbstständig zu machen

she had great difficulty (in) breathing — sie konnte kaum atmen

there was some difficulty (in) finding him — es war schwierig or nicht leicht, ihn zu finden

the difficulty is (in) choosing or to choose — die Wahl ist nicht leicht

they hadn't appreciated the difficulty of finding somewhere to live — sie hatten nicht bedacht, wie schwierig es sein würde, eine Wohnung zu finden

in difficulty or difficulties — in Schwierigkeiten

to get into difficulties —

to get out of difficulties — Schwierigkeiten überwinden

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difficulty [-tı] s
1. Schwierigkeit f:
a) Mühe f:
with difficulty mühsam, (nur) schwer;
he speaks with difficulty er hat Schwierigkeiten beim Sprechen;
have difficulty (in) doing sth Mühe oder Schwierigkeiten haben, etwas zu tun
b) schwierige Sache, Problem n
c) Hindernis n, Widerstand m:
make (oder raise) difficulties Schwierigkeiten bereiten (Sache) oder machen (auch Person)
2. meist pl schwierige Lage, (auch Geld)Schwierigkeiten pl, Verlegenheit f
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noun
1) Schwierigkeit, die

with [great] difficulty — [sehr] mühsam

with the greatest difficulty — unter größten Schwierigkeiten

without [great] difficulty — ohne große Probleme; mühelos

have difficulty [in] doing something — Schwierigkeiten haben, etwas zu tun

2) usu. in pl. (trouble)

be in difficulty or difficulties — in Schwierigkeiten sein

fall or get into difficulties — in Schwierigkeiten kommen od. geraten

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n.
Schwierigkeit f.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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