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  • 861 dietas de desplazamiento

    (n.) = travel costs
    Ex. Assistance under this programme may comprise the provision of travel costs.
    * * *

    Ex: Assistance under this programme may comprise the provision of travel costs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dietas de desplazamiento

  • 862 diferenciación

    f.
    differentiation, distinction.
    * * *
    1 differentiation
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    noun f.
    * * *
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    femenino differentiation
    * * *
    = demarcation, differencing, differentiation, discernment, differentiating.
    Nota: Nombre.
    Ex. A clearer demarcation might be drawn between the traditional subject headings lists and thesauri by the following summary of differences.
    Ex. Differencing is a method for providing entries under words other than the first in a compound term.
    Ex. A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.
    Ex. He was an social anthropologist associated with what has become known as functionalism, in which he put forward the idea that questions concerning the origins, stages and law of development in culture are subordinate or secondary to discernment of functions.
    Ex. The information seeking patterns of a variety of academic social scientists were broken down into 6 characteristics: starting; chaining; browsing; differentiating; monitoring; and extracting.
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    * diferenciación mediante colores = colour coding.
    * * *
    femenino differentiation
    * * *
    = demarcation, differencing, differentiation, discernment, differentiating.
    Nota: Nombre.

    Ex: A clearer demarcation might be drawn between the traditional subject headings lists and thesauri by the following summary of differences.

    Ex: Differencing is a method for providing entries under words other than the first in a compound term.
    Ex: A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.
    Ex: He was an social anthropologist associated with what has become known as functionalism, in which he put forward the idea that questions concerning the origins, stages and law of development in culture are subordinate or secondary to discernment of functions.
    Ex: The information seeking patterns of a variety of academic social scientists were broken down into 6 characteristics: starting; chaining; browsing; differentiating; monitoring; and extracting.
    * diferenciación mediante colores = colour coding.

    * * *
    differentiation
    * * *
    differentiation
    * * *
    diferenciación nf, pl - ciones : differentiation

    Spanish-English dictionary > diferenciación

  • 863 diferente

    adj.
    different.
    una casa diferente de o a la mía a house different from mine
    yo soy muy diferente de o a él I'm very different from him
    por diferentes razones for a variety of reasons, for various reasons
    adv.
    differently.
    se comportan muy diferente el uno del otro they behave very differently (from one another)
    * * *
    1 different
    es diferente de/a todos it's different to/from them all
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    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=distinto) different

    ser diferente de o a algn/algo — to be different to o from sb/sth

    mi enfoque es diferente del o al tuyo — my approach is different to o from yours

    eso me da igual, diferente sería que no me invitaran a la fiesta — I don't mind about that, it would be different if they didn't invite me to the party

    2)

    diferentes(=varios) various, several

    por aquí han pasado diferentes personalidadesvarious o several celebrities have been here

    * * *
    a) ( distinto) different

    ser diferente a or de alguien/algo — to be different from somebody/something

    mi familia es diferente a or de la tuya — my family is different from o to yours

    b) (en pl, delante del n) <motivos/soluciones/maneras> various
    * * *
    = alternative, dissimilar, different, differing, distinct, diverse, variant, varying, unlike, unconnected, discrepant, contrasting, differential, various, disparate, non-identical.
    Ex. An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex. It is the identification of similarities and differences, enabling one to group together things which are similar, and separate them from things which are dissimilar.
    Ex. A variable length field takes different lengths in different records.
    Ex. Different devices for the organisation of knowledge place differing emphasis on the relative importance of these two objectives.
    Ex. There are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex. Homographs are words which have the same spelling as each other but very diverse meanings.
    Ex. If the variant heading given in the reference heading area is identified as a variant to more than one uniform heading, area 3 may contain multiple uniform headings.
    Ex. A uniform title is the title by which a work that has appeared under varying titles is to be identified for cataloguing purposes.
    Ex. The relationship of these two types of technology to librarianship is not unlike that of radio to astronomy.
    Ex. To take some very common examples, many academic libraries will not answer any enquiries at all from people unconnected with the university.
    Ex. Male heavy and light readers are found to have value systems so discrepant as to constitute almost distinct subcultures.
    Ex. The author describes 2 contrasting Florida libraries on the Gulf of Mexico, how they serve and are served by the community.
    Ex. This illustrates the puzzle that differential policies pose for users.
    Ex. The records in a computer data bases are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.
    Ex. It is the distinct syntactical relationships in these subjects which are responsible for their being two disparate topics.
    Ex. Based on the above considerations, medicinal ingredients containing the same active moiety are classified into identical or non-identical.
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    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * algo diferente de = something other than.
    * algo muy diferente de = a far cry from.
    * anchos de diferentes tamaños = graded widths.
    * como diferente a = as distinct from.
    * con diferentes variaciones = in variation.
    * conocimiento de los diferentes soportes = media competency.
    * de diferente modo = differently.
    * de diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * de diferentes tonalidades de gris = grey scale [gray scale], grey scale [gray scale].
    * de forma diferente = differently shaped.
    * de un modo diferente = differentially.
    * diferente de = different to, other than.
    * diferentes ocasiones = at different times.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferente medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en diferentes ocasiones = at different times, at various times.
    * entre diferentes edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * en un lugar diferente de = somewhere other than.
    * formación en diferentes tareas = cross-training [cross training], multiskilling [multi-skilling].
    * habilidad en el manejo de diferentes soportes = media competency.
    * muy diferente de = far different... from, in marked contrast to/with.
    * opiniones diferentes = contrasting opinions.
    * pensar de un modo diferente = think out(side) + (of) the box.
    * que combina diferentes tipos de re = multi-source [multi source].
    * seguir líneas diferentes = be on different lines.
    * seguir un rumbo diferente = take + a different turn.
    * ser completamente diferente = be in a different league.
    * ser de un tipo diferente = be different in kind.
    * ser muy diferente de = be quite apart from.
    * ser un caso completamente diferente = be in a league of its own.
    * tener un concepto diferente sobre Algo = hold + different perspective on.
    * ver las cosas de diferente manera = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de diferente modo = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de una manera diferente = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de un modo diferente = see + things differently.
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    a) ( distinto) different

    ser diferente a or de alguien/algo — to be different from somebody/something

    mi familia es diferente a or de la tuya — my family is different from o to yours

    b) (en pl, delante del n) <motivos/soluciones/maneras> various
    * * *
    = alternative, dissimilar, different, differing, distinct, diverse, variant, varying, unlike, unconnected, discrepant, contrasting, differential, various, disparate, non-identical.

    Ex: An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.

    Ex: It is the identification of similarities and differences, enabling one to group together things which are similar, and separate them from things which are dissimilar.
    Ex: A variable length field takes different lengths in different records.
    Ex: Different devices for the organisation of knowledge place differing emphasis on the relative importance of these two objectives.
    Ex: There are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex: Homographs are words which have the same spelling as each other but very diverse meanings.
    Ex: If the variant heading given in the reference heading area is identified as a variant to more than one uniform heading, area 3 may contain multiple uniform headings.
    Ex: A uniform title is the title by which a work that has appeared under varying titles is to be identified for cataloguing purposes.
    Ex: The relationship of these two types of technology to librarianship is not unlike that of radio to astronomy.
    Ex: To take some very common examples, many academic libraries will not answer any enquiries at all from people unconnected with the university.
    Ex: Male heavy and light readers are found to have value systems so discrepant as to constitute almost distinct subcultures.
    Ex: The author describes 2 contrasting Florida libraries on the Gulf of Mexico, how they serve and are served by the community.
    Ex: This illustrates the puzzle that differential policies pose for users.
    Ex: The records in a computer data bases are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.
    Ex: It is the distinct syntactical relationships in these subjects which are responsible for their being two disparate topics.
    Ex: Based on the above considerations, medicinal ingredients containing the same active moiety are classified into identical or non-identical.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * algo diferente de = something other than.
    * algo muy diferente de = a far cry from.
    * anchos de diferentes tamaños = graded widths.
    * como diferente a = as distinct from.
    * con diferentes variaciones = in variation.
    * conocimiento de los diferentes soportes = media competency.
    * de diferente modo = differently.
    * de diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * de diferentes tonalidades de gris = grey scale [gray scale], grey scale [gray scale].
    * de forma diferente = differently shaped.
    * de un modo diferente = differentially.
    * diferente de = different to, other than.
    * diferentes ocasiones = at different times.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferente medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en diferentes ocasiones = at different times, at various times.
    * entre diferentes edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * en un lugar diferente de = somewhere other than.
    * formación en diferentes tareas = cross-training [cross training], multiskilling [multi-skilling].
    * habilidad en el manejo de diferentes soportes = media competency.
    * muy diferente de = far different... from, in marked contrast to/with.
    * opiniones diferentes = contrasting opinions.
    * pensar de un modo diferente = think out(side) + (of) the box.
    * que combina diferentes tipos de re = multi-source [multi source].
    * seguir líneas diferentes = be on different lines.
    * seguir un rumbo diferente = take + a different turn.
    * ser completamente diferente = be in a different league.
    * ser de un tipo diferente = be different in kind.
    * ser muy diferente de = be quite apart from.
    * ser un caso completamente diferente = be in a league of its own.
    * tener un concepto diferente sobre Algo = hold + different perspective on.
    * ver las cosas de diferente manera = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de diferente modo = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de una manera diferente = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de un modo diferente = see + things differently.

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    1 (distinto) different ser diferente A or DE algn/algo:
    mi familia es diferente a or de la tuya my family is different from o to yours
    su versión es diferente a or de la tuya her version is different from o to o ( AmE) than yours
    es un lugar diferente de todos los que he visitado hasta ahora it is unlike any other place I have visited so far
    2 (en pl, delante del n) ‹motivos/soluciones/maneras› various
    diferentes personas manifestaron esa misma opinión various (different) people expressed the same opinion
    existen diferentes enfoques del problema there are a variety o a number of (different) ways of looking at the problem, there are various (different) ways of looking at the problem
    nos hemos encontrado en diferentes ocasiones we've met several times o on several o on various occasions
    por diferentes razones for a variety o a number of reasons, for various reasons
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    diferente adjetivo

    ser diferente a or de algn/algo to be different from sb/sth
    b) (en pl, delante del n) ‹motivos/soluciones/maneras various;


    diferente
    I adjetivo different [de, from]
    II adverbio differently: ¿no crees que deberíamos atacar el problema de una forma diferente?, don't you think that we should approach the problem differently?
    ' diferente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    discrepar
    - otra
    - otro
    - separada
    - separado
    - desigual
    - dispar
    - distinto
    - diverso
    English:
    differ
    - different
    - distinct
    - off-beat
    - unalike
    - unlike
    - alternative
    - dissimilar
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    adj
    1. [distinto] different (de o a from o to);
    una casa diferente de o [m5] a la mía a house different from mine;
    yo soy muy diferente de o [m5] a él I'm very different from him;
    fue una experiencia diferente it was something different
    2.
    diferentes [varios] various;
    se oyeron diferentes opiniones al respecto various opinions were voiced on the subject;
    por diferentes razones for a variety of reasons, for various reasons;
    ocurre en diferentes lugares del planeta it happens in various different places around the world
    adv
    differently;
    se comportan muy diferente el uno del otro they behave very differently (from one another)
    * * *
    adj different
    * * *
    distinto: different
    * * *
    diferente adj different

    Spanish-English dictionary > diferente

  • 864 dificultad

    f.
    1 difficulty.
    el grado de dificultad de los exámenes the degree of difficulty of the exams
    2 problem.
    la dificultad está en hacerlo sin mojarse los pies the difficult thing is to do it without getting your feet wet
    encontrar dificultades to run into trouble o problems
    pasar por dificultades to suffer hardship
    3 hardness, not easiness.
    imperat.
    2nd person plural (vosotros/ustedes) Imperative of Spanish verb: dificultar.
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    1 difficulty
    2 (obstáculo) obstacle; (problema) trouble, problem
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    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=obstáculo) difficulty
    2) (=problema) difficulty

    no hay dificultad para aceptar que... — there is no difficulty about accepting that...

    3) (=objeción) objection
    * * *
    a) ( cualidad de difícil) difficulty
    b) ( problema)

    superar or vencer dificultades — to overcome difficulties

    * * *
    = difficulty, rough spot, snag, hardness, hiccup, crunch, challenge, hassle, rub, kink.
    Ex. UDC is widely used despite the difficulties in keeping the schedules up to date.
    Ex. But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
    Ex. Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex. Hardness and the penetration of the ink layer into the paper were also measured = También se midió la solidez y la penetración de la tinta en el papel.
    Ex. The book 'The Last Hiccup of the Old Demographic Regime' examines the impact of epidemics and disease on population growth in the late seventeenth century.
    Ex. The author of the article 'The crunch and academic library services: a personal view' believes that inflation is one of the underlying causes of the crisis in university libraries.
    Ex. The duration of the cycle varies markedly from institution to institution, dependent upon the adaptability of the institutional structure to challenge and change.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
    Ex. But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
    Ex. However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
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    * afrontar una dificultad = front + difficulty.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * aprobar sin dificultad = sail through + exam.
    * avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * caminar con dificultad = plod (along/through).
    * causar dificultad = cause + difficulty.
    * clasificado por nivel de dificultad = graded.
    * con dificultad = laboriously, with difficulty.
    * con dificultades = in difficulties.
    * conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
    * con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
    * conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad + apremiar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad económica = fiscal exigency, financial exigency.
    * dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
    * dificultades = crisis [crises, -pl.].
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * dificultades + aquejar = difficulties + beset.
    * dificultades de aprendizaje = learning difficulties.
    * dificultades económicas = fiscal constraints, fiscal adversity, economic adversity.
    * dificultades presupuestarias = budget adversity.
    * dificultad presupuestaria = budget crunch.
    * dificultad + surgir = difficulty + arise.
    * dificultad técnica = technical difficulty.
    * encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
    * encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.
    * entrañar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * estar en dificultades = be in trouble.
    * forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
    * fórmula para la dificultad de lectura = reading formula.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * ganar con dificultad = eke out.
    * ganar sin ninguna dificultad = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
    * hacer Algo con dificultad = muddle through, plod (along/through).
    * indicar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * insertar con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * leer con dificultad = wade through.
    * meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * mitigar una dificultad = alleviate + difficulty.
    * pasar dificultades = struggle, be under strain, bear + hardship, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasar por muchas dificultades = be to hell and back.
    * plantear dificultad = pose + difficulty.
    * plantear dificultades = raise + difficulties.
    * poner en dificultades = put + Nombre + in difficulties.
    * presentar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * progresar con dificultad = thread through.
    * respirar con dificultad = gasp for + breath, wheeze.
    * señalar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * sin dificultad = without difficulty.
    * sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
    * sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
    * superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
    * surgir una dificultad = arise + difficulty.
    * tener dificultad = struggle, experience + difficulty, be hard pressed.
    * tener dificultad de + Infinitivo = have + difficulty + Gerundio, have + difficulty in + Gerundio.
    * tener dificultad en + Verbo = be at pains to + Infinitivo.
    * tener dificultades = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
    * toparse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * tropezar con dificultades = run into + difficulties.
    * * *
    a) ( cualidad de difícil) difficulty
    b) ( problema)

    superar or vencer dificultades — to overcome difficulties

    * * *
    = difficulty, rough spot, snag, hardness, hiccup, crunch, challenge, hassle, rub, kink.

    Ex: UDC is widely used despite the difficulties in keeping the schedules up to date.

    Ex: But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
    Ex: Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex: Hardness and the penetration of the ink layer into the paper were also measured = También se midió la solidez y la penetración de la tinta en el papel.
    Ex: The book 'The Last Hiccup of the Old Demographic Regime' examines the impact of epidemics and disease on population growth in the late seventeenth century.
    Ex: The author of the article 'The crunch and academic library services: a personal view' believes that inflation is one of the underlying causes of the crisis in university libraries.
    Ex: The duration of the cycle varies markedly from institution to institution, dependent upon the adaptability of the institutional structure to challenge and change.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
    Ex: But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
    Ex: However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
    * afrontar una dificultad = front + difficulty.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * aprobar sin dificultad = sail through + exam.
    * avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * caminar con dificultad = plod (along/through).
    * causar dificultad = cause + difficulty.
    * clasificado por nivel de dificultad = graded.
    * con dificultad = laboriously, with difficulty.
    * con dificultades = in difficulties.
    * conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
    * con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
    * conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad + apremiar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad económica = fiscal exigency, financial exigency.
    * dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
    * dificultades = crisis [crises, -pl.].
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * dificultades + aquejar = difficulties + beset.
    * dificultades de aprendizaje = learning difficulties.
    * dificultades económicas = fiscal constraints, fiscal adversity, economic adversity.
    * dificultades presupuestarias = budget adversity.
    * dificultad presupuestaria = budget crunch.
    * dificultad + surgir = difficulty + arise.
    * dificultad técnica = technical difficulty.
    * encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
    * encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.
    * entrañar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * estar en dificultades = be in trouble.
    * forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
    * fórmula para la dificultad de lectura = reading formula.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * ganar con dificultad = eke out.
    * ganar sin ninguna dificultad = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
    * hacer Algo con dificultad = muddle through, plod (along/through).
    * indicar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * insertar con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * leer con dificultad = wade through.
    * meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * mitigar una dificultad = alleviate + difficulty.
    * pasar dificultades = struggle, be under strain, bear + hardship, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasar por muchas dificultades = be to hell and back.
    * plantear dificultad = pose + difficulty.
    * plantear dificultades = raise + difficulties.
    * poner en dificultades = put + Nombre + in difficulties.
    * presentar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * progresar con dificultad = thread through.
    * respirar con dificultad = gasp for + breath, wheeze.
    * señalar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * sin dificultad = without difficulty.
    * sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
    * sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
    * superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
    * surgir una dificultad = arise + difficulty.
    * tener dificultad = struggle, experience + difficulty, be hard pressed.
    * tener dificultad de + Infinitivo = have + difficulty + Gerundio, have + difficulty in + Gerundio.
    * tener dificultad en + Verbo = be at pains to + Infinitivo.
    * tener dificultades = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
    * toparse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * tropezar con dificultades = run into + difficulties.

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    un ejercicio de escasa dificultad a fairly easy exercise
    el grado de dificultad de la prueba the degree of difficulty of the test
    respira con dificultad his breathing is labored, he has difficulty breathing
    2 (problema) difficulty
    superar or vencer dificultades to overcome difficulties
    ¿tuviste alguna dificultad para encontrar la casa? did you have any trouble o difficulty finding the house?
    tiene dificultades en hacerse entender she has difficulty in o she has problems making herself understood
    la dificultad está en hacerlo en el mínimo de tiempo the difficult o hard part is to do it in the shortest possible time
    pasamos muchas dificultades, pero salimos adelante we had a lot of problems, but we came through it all
    me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar they made it very hard for me to get in
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    Del verbo dificultar: ( conjugate dificultar)

    dificultad es:

    2ª persona plural (vosotros) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    dificultad    
    dificultar
    dificultad sustantivo femenino
    difficulty;

    tiene dificultades en hacerse entender she has difficulty in making herself understood;
    me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar they made it very hard for me to get in;
    meterse en dificultades to get into difficulties
    dificultar ( conjugate dificultar) verbo transitivo
    to make … difficult
    dificultad sustantivo femenino
    1 difficulty
    2 (penalidad, contrariedad) trouble, problem
    dificultades económicas, financial problems

    ' dificultad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    coja
    - cojo
    - elevarse
    - encarar
    - escollo
    - evadir
    - fatiga
    - impedimento
    - infranqueable
    - intríngulis
    - necesidad
    - nudo
    - obstáculo
    - pena
    - remontar
    - retroceder
    - salir
    - salvar
    - tela
    - tumbo
    - vencer
    - apuro
    - complicación
    - confrontar
    - contra
    - contrariedad
    - encontrar
    - esquivar
    - insuperable
    - miga
    - ofrecer
    - pantano
    - pega
    - pero
    - presentar
    - radicar
    - sortear
    - subsanar
    - superar
    - surgir
    - traba
    - tropezar
    English:
    difficulty
    - experience
    - extricate
    - gasp
    - hassle
    - hitch
    - hobble
    - inarticulate
    - iron out
    - job
    - manage
    - painless
    - squash in
    - struggle
    - struggle along
    - struggle on
    - tongue-tied
    - trial
    - trouble
    - trudge
    - considerable
    - difficult
    - grade
    - hiccup
    - pit
    - scramble
    - wheeze
    - wriggle
    * * *
    1. [cualidad de difícil] difficulty;
    caminaba con dificultad she walked with difficulty;
    el grado o [m5] nivel de dificultad de los exámenes the degree o level of difficulty of the exams;
    un ejercicio de gran dificultad a very difficult exercise
    2. [obstáculo] problem;
    todo son dificultades con ella she sees everything as a problem;
    la dificultad está en hacerlo sin mojarse los pies the difficult thing is to do it without getting your feet wet;
    encontrar dificultades to run into trouble o problems;
    poner dificultades to raise objections;
    nos puso muchas dificultades para entrevistarlo he put no end of obstacles in our way when we wanted to interview him;
    superar o [m5] vencer las dificultades to overcome the difficulties;
    ¿tuviste alguna dificultad para dar con la calle? did you have any difficulty finding the street?
    3. [penalidad]
    pasar por dificultades to suffer hardship
    * * *
    f difficulty;
    con dificultades with difficulty;
    poner dificultades make it difficult
    * * *
    : difficulty
    * * *
    1. (concepto) difficulty [pl. difficulties]
    2. (problema) problem

    Spanish-English dictionary > dificultad

  • 865 difundir

    v.
    1 to spread (noticia, doctrina, epidemia).
    2 to spread out, to broadcast, to blaze abroad, to diffuse.
    La prensa difunde las noticias The press spreads out the news.
    El cono difundía energía The cone diffused energy.
    * * *
    1 (luz, calor) to diffuse
    2 figurado (noticia, enfermedad) to spread
    3 RADIO TELEVISIÓN to broadcast
    1 (luz, calor) to be diffused
    2 figurado (noticia, enfermedad) to spread
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=extender) [+ calor, luz] to diffuse; [+ gas] to give off
    2) (=propagar) [+ programa, imagen] to broadcast, transmit; [+ teoría, ideología] to spread, disseminate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <noticia/rumor> to spread; <ideas/doctrina> to spread, disseminate; < comunicado> to issue
    * * *
    = disseminate, promulgate, publicise [publicize, -USA], report, diffuse, propagate out to, cascade, propagate, bruit, trumpet.
    Ex. The UKLDS or the UK Library Database System is a proposal from the Cooperative Automation Group (CAG) which was first disseminated in a discussion paper published in 1982.
    Ex. This practice has been adopted by a number of national cataloguing codes promulgated since that time.
    Ex. A variety of extension activities, such as book clubs, competitions and quizzes also help to publicize the stock and the work of the library.
    Ex. Criticism is not appropriate in a style which aims to report, but not comment upon the content of the original document.
    Ex. As everywhere, research in library and information science in Australia is diffused over the myriad topics that make up the field.
    Ex. We must develop and study intelligent interfaces that propagate out to the information universe and report back to us.
    Ex. This project is designed to provide a network of practising librarians with a programme in educational methods and skills which can then be disseminated, or ' cascaded', to a wider network of professional colleagues.
    Ex. The update, once started, propagates through the database, respecting local integrity rules for each affected object.
    Ex. Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
    Ex. Just weeks after trumpeting the results of a military offensive, the Pakistan army suddenly finds itself under attack on multiple fronts.
    ----
    * difundir buena imagen de = earn + credit for.
    * difundir el conocimiento = spread + knowledge.
    * difundir el evangelio = spread + the gospel.
    * difundir información = hand out + information.
    * difundir la imagen = spread + the good word, pass on + the good word.
    * difundir la noticia = spread + the word, spread + the good word, pass on + the good word, spread + the news.
    * difundir mentiras = spread + lies.
    * difundir noticias = broadcast + news.
    * difundirse = find + Posesivo + way, percolate.
    * difundir una idea = spread + view, spread + an idea, circulate + Posesivo + idea.
    * difundir un rumor = spread + rumour.
    * noticias + difundirse = news + spread.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <noticia/rumor> to spread; <ideas/doctrina> to spread, disseminate; < comunicado> to issue
    * * *
    = disseminate, promulgate, publicise [publicize, -USA], report, diffuse, propagate out to, cascade, propagate, bruit, trumpet.

    Ex: The UKLDS or the UK Library Database System is a proposal from the Cooperative Automation Group (CAG) which was first disseminated in a discussion paper published in 1982.

    Ex: This practice has been adopted by a number of national cataloguing codes promulgated since that time.
    Ex: A variety of extension activities, such as book clubs, competitions and quizzes also help to publicize the stock and the work of the library.
    Ex: Criticism is not appropriate in a style which aims to report, but not comment upon the content of the original document.
    Ex: As everywhere, research in library and information science in Australia is diffused over the myriad topics that make up the field.
    Ex: We must develop and study intelligent interfaces that propagate out to the information universe and report back to us.
    Ex: This project is designed to provide a network of practising librarians with a programme in educational methods and skills which can then be disseminated, or ' cascaded', to a wider network of professional colleagues.
    Ex: The update, once started, propagates through the database, respecting local integrity rules for each affected object.
    Ex: Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
    Ex: Just weeks after trumpeting the results of a military offensive, the Pakistan army suddenly finds itself under attack on multiple fronts.
    * difundir buena imagen de = earn + credit for.
    * difundir el conocimiento = spread + knowledge.
    * difundir el evangelio = spread + the gospel.
    * difundir información = hand out + information.
    * difundir la imagen = spread + the good word, pass on + the good word.
    * difundir la noticia = spread + the word, spread + the good word, pass on + the good word, spread + the news.
    * difundir mentiras = spread + lies.
    * difundir noticias = broadcast + news.
    * difundirse = find + Posesivo + way, percolate.
    * difundir una idea = spread + view, spread + an idea, circulate + Posesivo + idea.
    * difundir un rumor = spread + rumour.
    * noticias + difundirse = news + spread.

    * * *
    difundir [I1 ]
    vt
    ‹noticia/rumor› to spread; ‹ideas/doctrina› to spread, diffuse, disseminate
    difundían el temor entre la población they were spreading fear among the population
    se difundió un comunicado desmintiendo el rumor a communiqué was issued denying the rumor
    la noticia fue difundida por la radio the news was broadcast on the radio
    una institución que se encarga de difundir la cultura an institution responsible for disseminating culture
    son creencias difundidas en esta región such beliefs are widespread in this area
    la lámpara difundía una luz tenue the lamp gave off a dim light
    * * *

     

    difundir ( conjugate difundir) verbo transitivonoticia/rumor to spread;
    ideas/doctrina to spread, disseminate;
    cultura to disseminate;
    comunicado to issue;
    ( por radio) to disseminate;

    difundir vtr, difundirse verbo reflexivo to spread

    ' difundir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    difundirse
    - sembrar
    English:
    bandy about
    - broadcast
    - diffuse
    - propagate
    - radiate
    - spread
    * * *
    vt
    1. [divulgar] [noticia, pánico, religión] to spread;
    [comunicado, informe] to publish; [cultura, costumbres] to spread, to diffuse
    2. [sujeto: emisora radiofónica, canal televisivo] to broadcast;
    una cadena argentina difundió las imágenes an Argentinian channel broadcast the pictures
    3. [extender] [epidemia, olor] to spread;
    [sonido, ondas] to diffuse, to propagate;
    la estufa difunde muy bien el calor the stove heats the place up well
    * * *
    v/t
    1 spread
    2 programa broadcast
    * * *
    1) : to diffuse, to spread out
    2) : to broadcast, to spread
    * * *
    1. (en general) to spread [pt. & pp. spread]
    2. (radio, televisión) to broadcast [pt. & pp. broadcast]

    Spanish-English dictionary > difundir

  • 866 difícil

    adj.
    difficult, tough, arduous, cumbersome.
    Un trabajo difícil [duro] A stiff job.
    * * *
    1 difficult, hard
    2 (improbable) unlikely
    es difícil que nos encontremos allí it's unlikely that we'll meet there, we're unlikely to meet there
    * * *
    adj.
    difficult, hard
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=complicado) [problema] difficult; [tiempos, vida] difficult, hard; [situación] difficult, delicate

    me resulta muy difícil decidir — I find it very hard to decide, I have great difficulty in deciding

    2) [persona] difficult
    3) * [cara] ugly
    * * *
    1)
    a) [ser] <problema/situación> difficult; < examen> hard, difficult

    me fue muy difícil decírseloit was very hard o difficult for me to tell him

    resulta difícil evaluar las pérdidasit is difficult o hard to put a figure on the losses

    difícil de + inf — difficult o hard to + inf

    b) [estar] (fam)
    2) [ser] ( poco probable) unlikely

    es posible pero lo veo difícil — it's possible, but I don't think it's very likely

    3) [ser] <persona/carácter> difficult
    * * *
    = arduous, demanding, difficult, intractable, laborious, painful, taxing, tough [tougher -comp., toughest -sup.], thorny [thornier -comp., thorniest -sup.], delicate, tortuous, hardscrabble, obstinate, bumpy, dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.], uphill, problematic, problematical, hard [harder -comp., hardest -sup.].
    Ex. Plays and music performances put on by staff and children require less arduous preparation than a full-length public performance.
    Ex. It is clear to me that they face a professional role that will be far more complicated and far more demanding that the one we have known.
    Ex. It's already difficult to find a lot of these things as it is, but it would be absolute irresponsibility to go to a title-main entry.
    Ex. Unfortunately, these factors simultaneously make the resolution of the situation more intractable.
    Ex. The next step was a rather painful, laborious manual effort.
    Ex. The next step was a rather painful, laborious manual effort.
    Ex. It is difficult to remember the special interests of more than a few people, and hence rather taxing to provide SDI manually to more than a handful of users.
    Ex. As educators, then, we need to ask ourselves some very tough questions -- some to which we would rather not hear the answers.
    Ex. The article 'The comfortable pew is a thorny throne' reviews the technological, political, philosophical, professional and educational issues associated with filtering access to information.
    Ex. Despite the incompetence of most eighteenth-century block-makers, woodcuts never quite disappeared, and they returned to favour in the delicate form called 'wood-engraving' at the end of the hand-press period.
    Ex. The promulgation of Community law represents the culmination of an often tortuous legal process whose main features are laid down in the Treaty of Rome.
    Ex. And so, from its hardscrabble beginnings to immediate time, Wexler has lead a varied existence, changing from shipping point for fruit to resting place for travelers = Y por lo tanto, desde sus comienzos difíciles hasta el presente, Wexler ha llevado una vida variada, pasando de ser un centro de recepción y envío de fruta a un lugar de descanso para los viajeros.
    Ex. It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The big bumpy shift: digital music via the Internet'.
    Ex. Predicting the future is dicey.
    Ex. Promoters of this tax will have an uphill fight and the cultural objections will be very great.
    Ex. This attitude is based on the waste bin decision process widely used in political and educational organisations, which tend to have open-ended goals, problematic preferences, hazy technology, and poor feeback.
    Ex. The manufacture of these high-density chips is problematical.
    Ex. The amount of stuffing in the balls was varied to suit the nature of the work; large, soft balls with weak ink were used for low-grade work; small, hard balls and strong ink for work of better quality.
    ----
    * ahorrar para cuando lleguen tiempos difíciles = save for + a rainy day.
    * algo muy difícil = a tough sell.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * cuestión difícil = poser.
    * de difícil solución = intractable.
    * de la forma más difícil = the hard way.
    * difícil de aceptar = hard to swallow.
    * difícil de agradar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * difícil de complacer = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * difícil de comprender = difficult to understand.
    * difícil de conseguir = hard to come by, difficult to come by.
    * difícil de contentar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * difícil de descifrar = cryptic.
    * difícil de distinguir = indistinguishable.
    * difícil de encontrar = hard-to-find.
    * difícil de entender = cryptic.
    * difícil de gestionar = unmanageable.
    * difícil de gestionar + Adjetivo = unmanageably + Adjetivo.
    * difícil de hacer = hard to do.
    * difícil de localizar = irretraceable.
    * difícil de manejar = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], unwieldy.
    * difícil de masticar = chewy [chewier -comp., chewiest -sup.].
    * difícil de obtener = hard to come by, difficult to come by.
    * difícil de seguir = heavy going.
    * difícil de sustituir = hard to replace.
    * difícil de tratar = unruly.
    * empezar por lo más difícil = plunge in at + the deep end.
    * en circunstancias difíciles = under difficult circumstances.
    * en condiciones difíciles = under difficult conditions.
    * encontrar Algo demasiado difícil = be out of + Posesivo + league.
    * encontrar Algo difícil = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
    * encontrar difícil de explicar = be hard put to explain.
    * encontrar difícil + Infinitivo = find it hard to + Infinitivo.
    * encontrar muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
    * en épocas difíciles = in times of need.
    * enfrascado en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * enfrascar a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end.
    * enfrascarse en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end, plunge in at + the deep end.
    * en tiempos difíciles = in times of need.
    * hacer difícil = make + it + difficult, make + difficult.
    * hacerlo difícil de + Infinitivo = make + it + hard to + Infinitivo.
    * mecanismo de reducción de situaciones difíciles = threat-reduction mechanism.
    * meter a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = plunge in at + the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * metido en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * muy difícil de traducir = defy + translation.
    * por muy difícil que parezca = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * pregunta difícil = poser.
    * pregunta difícil de responder = awkward-to-handle enquiry.
    * problema difícil = poser.
    * problema difícil de resolver = tough nut to crack, hard nut to crack, brain tickler.
    * resultar difícil de conseguir = prove + elusive.
    * ser Algo demasiado difícil para = be in over + Posesivo + head, be out of + Posesivo + depth.
    * ser difícil = be a stretch.
    * ser difícil de bregar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser difícil de conseguir = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de creer = beggar + belief.
    * ser difícil de encontrar = be hard to find.
    * ser difícil de lograr = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de superar = take + some beating.
    * ser muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
    * situación difícil = hardship.
    * tarea difícil = hard task.
    * tarea muy difícil = uphill struggle.
    * tenerlo difícil = not be easy.
    * tiempos difíciles = embattled time(s).
    * * *
    1)
    a) [ser] <problema/situación> difficult; < examen> hard, difficult

    me fue muy difícil decírseloit was very hard o difficult for me to tell him

    resulta difícil evaluar las pérdidasit is difficult o hard to put a figure on the losses

    difícil de + inf — difficult o hard to + inf

    b) [estar] (fam)
    2) [ser] ( poco probable) unlikely

    es posible pero lo veo difícil — it's possible, but I don't think it's very likely

    3) [ser] <persona/carácter> difficult
    * * *
    = arduous, demanding, difficult, intractable, laborious, painful, taxing, tough [tougher -comp., toughest -sup.], thorny [thornier -comp., thorniest -sup.], delicate, tortuous, hardscrabble, obstinate, bumpy, dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.], uphill, problematic, problematical, hard [harder -comp., hardest -sup.].

    Ex: Plays and music performances put on by staff and children require less arduous preparation than a full-length public performance.

    Ex: It is clear to me that they face a professional role that will be far more complicated and far more demanding that the one we have known.
    Ex: It's already difficult to find a lot of these things as it is, but it would be absolute irresponsibility to go to a title-main entry.
    Ex: Unfortunately, these factors simultaneously make the resolution of the situation more intractable.
    Ex: The next step was a rather painful, laborious manual effort.
    Ex: The next step was a rather painful, laborious manual effort.
    Ex: It is difficult to remember the special interests of more than a few people, and hence rather taxing to provide SDI manually to more than a handful of users.
    Ex: As educators, then, we need to ask ourselves some very tough questions -- some to which we would rather not hear the answers.
    Ex: The article 'The comfortable pew is a thorny throne' reviews the technological, political, philosophical, professional and educational issues associated with filtering access to information.
    Ex: Despite the incompetence of most eighteenth-century block-makers, woodcuts never quite disappeared, and they returned to favour in the delicate form called 'wood-engraving' at the end of the hand-press period.
    Ex: The promulgation of Community law represents the culmination of an often tortuous legal process whose main features are laid down in the Treaty of Rome.
    Ex: And so, from its hardscrabble beginnings to immediate time, Wexler has lead a varied existence, changing from shipping point for fruit to resting place for travelers = Y por lo tanto, desde sus comienzos difíciles hasta el presente, Wexler ha llevado una vida variada, pasando de ser un centro de recepción y envío de fruta a un lugar de descanso para los viajeros.
    Ex: It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The big bumpy shift: digital music via the Internet'.
    Ex: Predicting the future is dicey.
    Ex: Promoters of this tax will have an uphill fight and the cultural objections will be very great.
    Ex: This attitude is based on the waste bin decision process widely used in political and educational organisations, which tend to have open-ended goals, problematic preferences, hazy technology, and poor feeback.
    Ex: The manufacture of these high-density chips is problematical.
    Ex: The amount of stuffing in the balls was varied to suit the nature of the work; large, soft balls with weak ink were used for low-grade work; small, hard balls and strong ink for work of better quality.
    * ahorrar para cuando lleguen tiempos difíciles = save for + a rainy day.
    * algo muy difícil = a tough sell.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * cuestión difícil = poser.
    * de difícil solución = intractable.
    * de la forma más difícil = the hard way.
    * difícil de aceptar = hard to swallow.
    * difícil de agradar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * difícil de complacer = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * difícil de comprender = difficult to understand.
    * difícil de conseguir = hard to come by, difficult to come by.
    * difícil de contentar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * difícil de descifrar = cryptic.
    * difícil de distinguir = indistinguishable.
    * difícil de encontrar = hard-to-find.
    * difícil de entender = cryptic.
    * difícil de gestionar = unmanageable.
    * difícil de gestionar + Adjetivo = unmanageably + Adjetivo.
    * difícil de hacer = hard to do.
    * difícil de localizar = irretraceable.
    * difícil de manejar = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], unwieldy.
    * difícil de masticar = chewy [chewier -comp., chewiest -sup.].
    * difícil de obtener = hard to come by, difficult to come by.
    * difícil de seguir = heavy going.
    * difícil de sustituir = hard to replace.
    * difícil de tratar = unruly.
    * empezar por lo más difícil = plunge in at + the deep end.
    * en circunstancias difíciles = under difficult circumstances.
    * en condiciones difíciles = under difficult conditions.
    * encontrar Algo demasiado difícil = be out of + Posesivo + league.
    * encontrar Algo difícil = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
    * encontrar difícil de explicar = be hard put to explain.
    * encontrar difícil + Infinitivo = find it hard to + Infinitivo.
    * encontrar muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
    * en épocas difíciles = in times of need.
    * enfrascado en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * enfrascar a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end.
    * enfrascarse en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end, plunge in at + the deep end.
    * en tiempos difíciles = in times of need.
    * hacer difícil = make + it + difficult, make + difficult.
    * hacerlo difícil de + Infinitivo = make + it + hard to + Infinitivo.
    * mecanismo de reducción de situaciones difíciles = threat-reduction mechanism.
    * meter a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = plunge in at + the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * metido en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * muy difícil de traducir = defy + translation.
    * por muy difícil que parezca = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * pregunta difícil = poser.
    * pregunta difícil de responder = awkward-to-handle enquiry.
    * problema difícil = poser.
    * problema difícil de resolver = tough nut to crack, hard nut to crack, brain tickler.
    * resultar difícil de conseguir = prove + elusive.
    * ser Algo demasiado difícil para = be in over + Posesivo + head, be out of + Posesivo + depth.
    * ser difícil = be a stretch.
    * ser difícil de bregar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser difícil de conseguir = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de creer = beggar + belief.
    * ser difícil de encontrar = be hard to find.
    * ser difícil de lograr = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de superar = take + some beating.
    * ser muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
    * situación difícil = hardship.
    * tarea difícil = hard task.
    * tarea muy difícil = uphill struggle.
    * tenerlo difícil = not be easy.
    * tiempos difíciles = embattled time(s).

    * * *
    A
    1 [ SER] ‹problema/tema/situación› difficult
    el examen fue muy difícil the exam was very hard o difficult
    es un problema difícil it's a tricky o difficult problem
    corren tiempos difíciles para nuestra economía this is a difficult time for our economy
    con tu actitud me lo estás poniendo más difícil you're not making it any easier for me o you're making it harder for me by being like that
    no creo que gane, lo tiene muy difícil I don't think she'll win, she's in a difficult position
    me fue muy difícil decírselo it was very hard o difficult for me to tell him
    resulta difícil evaluar las pérdidas it is difficult o hard to put a figure on the losses
    cada vez se hace más difícil encontrar un buen empleo it is becoming more and more difficult o it's becoming harder and harder to get a good job
    difícil DE + INF difficult o hard to + INF
    mi madre es muy difícil de complacer my mother is very hard o difficult to please
    2 [ ESTAR] ( fam):
    está la cosa difícil things are pretty difficult o tricky ( colloq)
    B [ SER]
    (poco probable): es posible pero lo veo difícil it's possible, but I think it's unlikely o I don't think it's very likely
    difícil QUE + SUBJ:
    va a ser muy difícil que acepte it's very unlikely that he'll accept
    veo difícil que gane I doubt if she'll win, I think it's unlikely that she'll win
    C [ SER] ‹persona/carácter› difficult
    un niño difícil a difficult child
    * * *

     

    difícil adjetivo
    1
    a)problema/situación difficult;

    examen hard, difficult;
    me fue muy difícil decírselo it was very hard o difficult for me to tell him;

    es difícil de hacer/entender it's difficult o hard to do/understand
    b)persona/carácter difficult

    2 ( poco probable) unlikely;

    veo difícil que gane I doubt if she'll win
    difícil adjetivo
    1 (que cuesta trabajo o esfuerzo intelectual) difficult, hard
    difícil de explicar, difficult to explain
    difícil de soportar, hard to bear
    2 (improbable) unlikely: es difícil que suceda, it is unlikely that that will happen
    3 (una persona) difficult
    ' difícil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amarre
    - cañón
    - compaginación
    - concienciarse
    - delicada
    - delicado
    - despreocuparse
    - disyuntiva
    - engorrosa
    - engorroso
    - escabrosa
    - escabroso
    - escala
    - espinosa
    - espinoso
    - estrechamiento
    - gustar
    - harta
    - harto
    - hueso
    - impronunciable
    - insensible
    - judicatura
    - lance
    - mas
    - onerosa
    - oneroso
    - papelón
    - respirar
    -
    - tocha
    - tocho
    - viabilidad
    - arrecho
    - caprichoso
    - contentar
    - costar
    - creer
    - duro
    - epopeya
    - especial
    - esperar
    - esquivo
    - fregado
    - hacer
    - ingrato
    - jodido
    - malabarismo
    - mancha
    - manchar
    English:
    arduous
    - around
    - awkward
    - beating
    - choose
    - climb
    - concentrate
    - cumbersome
    - desperately
    - difficult
    - distance
    - dodgy
    - elusive
    - embark
    - folly
    - for
    - gap
    - grammar
    - hard
    - hard-won
    - housekeeper
    - immensely
    - injustice
    - lean
    - mess
    - problematic
    - problematical
    - realize
    - replacement
    - ruggedness
    - scramble
    - shake off
    - situation
    - so
    - sticky
    - stiff
    - surely
    - think ahead
    - to
    - tough
    - tricky
    - trying
    - agonizing
    - deep
    - demanding
    - going
    - increasingly
    - keep
    - likely
    - plight
    * * *
    1. [complicado] difficult;
    va a ser difícil encontrar un sitio abierto a estas horas it's going to be difficult o hard to find anywhere that's open at this time;
    son tiempos difíciles these are difficult times;
    pasaron por una situación difícil they went through a difficult period;
    no es difícil imaginar lo que pasó it's not difficult o hard to imagine what happened;
    es una pregunta difícil de responder it's a difficult question to answer;
    hacerse difícil: se hace difícil entender por qué lo hizo it's difficult to understand why she did it;
    se me hace difícil acostumbrarme a madrugar I can't get used to getting up early;
    ponérselo difícil a alguien to make things difficult for sb;
    no me lo pongas difícil don't make things difficult o hard for me;
    serle difícil a alguien: le va a ser muy difícil encontrar trabajo it's going to be very difficult for him to find a job, he's going to find it very difficult to get a job;
    tener difícil algo: tiene muy difícil encontrar trabajo it's very difficult o hard for him to find work
    2. [improbable] unlikely;
    puede ser, aunque me parece difícil maybe, but I think it's unlikely;
    es difícil que ganen they're unlikely to win;
    no es difícil que ocurra it could easily happen
    3. [rebelde] difficult, awkward;
    es un niño muy difícil he's a very awkward o difficult child;
    tener un carácter difícil to be an awkward person, to be difficult to get on with
    * * *
    adj
    1 difficult;
    ponerlo difícil a alguien make it difficult for s.o.;
    difícil de decir hard o difficult to say
    :
    es difícil que venga he’s unlikely to come, it’s unlikely that he’ll come
    * * *
    : difficult, hard
    * * *
    1. (en general) difficult
    2. (improbable) unlikely [comp. unlikelier; superl. unlikeliest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > difícil

  • 867 difícil de manejar

    (adj.) = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], unwieldy
    Ex. Such solutions after repeated application cause the catalog to become a clumsy, inefficient tool, and serve only to compound future problems.
    Ex. It is well-established practice to ignore initial articles when they occur as the initial word of a title or subject heading, so that unwieldy sequences do not evolve under such words.
    * * *
    (adj.) = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], unwieldy

    Ex: Such solutions after repeated application cause the catalog to become a clumsy, inefficient tool, and serve only to compound future problems.

    Ex: It is well-established practice to ignore initial articles when they occur as the initial word of a title or subject heading, so that unwieldy sequences do not evolve under such words.

    Spanish-English dictionary > difícil de manejar

  • 868 dinámico

    adj.
    dynamic, energetic.
    * * *
    1 dynamic
    * * *
    (f. - dinámica)
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo dynamic
    * * *
    = aggressive, dynamic, brisk [brisker -comp., briskest -sup.], fluid, proactive [pro-active], time-dependent, organic, dynamical, time-variant, vibrant, breezy [breezier -comp., breeziest -sup.], spry [spryer comp., spryest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], fast and furious, energetic.
    Ex. During his tenure, OSU was recognized for the aggressive approach the library staff adopted with respect to publicizing OSU's many bibliographical services and encouraging patrons' use of them.
    Ex. A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.
    Ex. The classic example quoted by Jourard is the brisk, super-efficient nurse, whose manner appears to be something that she puts on when she dons her uniform.
    Ex. Literary language is vital, shifting, fluid; it looks constantly for new structures, new combinations that create new meanings.
    Ex. Compiling information of this nature requires a proactive and not a reactive approach to the task.
    Ex. This paper studies time-dependent (dynamical) aspects of scientific activities, as expressed in research publications.
    Ex. Innovation in organisations is a continuous and organic process.
    Ex. This paper studies time-dependent ( dynamical) aspects of scientific activities, as expressed in research publications.
    Ex. A data warehouse is a subject-oriented, integrated, time-variant, nonvolatile collection of data in support of management's decision making process.
    Ex. All these issues were successfully addressed by rearranging study, reference, and stack areas and enclosing a small office to create a more vibrant, reference oriented library environment.
    Ex. This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex. A spry 80 years young, Virginia has been painting murals for the last 50 years and a lot can be said for the advantages of experience.
    Ex. He was described as a ' sprightly nonagenarian' who was born in 1905.
    Ex. The pace was fast and furious and the noise was non-stop.
    Ex. She has been a vital and energetic voice in the movement to increase the sensitivity and responsibility of libraries to social issues, as well as a first-rate cataloger.
    ----
    * dinámica de trabajo = workflow [work flow].
    * dinámica social = social dynamics.
    * entrar en la dinámica = enter + the fray.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo dynamic
    * * *
    = aggressive, dynamic, brisk [brisker -comp., briskest -sup.], fluid, proactive [pro-active], time-dependent, organic, dynamical, time-variant, vibrant, breezy [breezier -comp., breeziest -sup.], spry [spryer comp., spryest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], fast and furious, energetic.

    Ex: During his tenure, OSU was recognized for the aggressive approach the library staff adopted with respect to publicizing OSU's many bibliographical services and encouraging patrons' use of them.

    Ex: A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.
    Ex: The classic example quoted by Jourard is the brisk, super-efficient nurse, whose manner appears to be something that she puts on when she dons her uniform.
    Ex: Literary language is vital, shifting, fluid; it looks constantly for new structures, new combinations that create new meanings.
    Ex: Compiling information of this nature requires a proactive and not a reactive approach to the task.
    Ex: This paper studies time-dependent (dynamical) aspects of scientific activities, as expressed in research publications.
    Ex: Innovation in organisations is a continuous and organic process.
    Ex: This paper studies time-dependent ( dynamical) aspects of scientific activities, as expressed in research publications.
    Ex: A data warehouse is a subject-oriented, integrated, time-variant, nonvolatile collection of data in support of management's decision making process.
    Ex: All these issues were successfully addressed by rearranging study, reference, and stack areas and enclosing a small office to create a more vibrant, reference oriented library environment.
    Ex: This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex: A spry 80 years young, Virginia has been painting murals for the last 50 years and a lot can be said for the advantages of experience.
    Ex: He was described as a ' sprightly nonagenarian' who was born in 1905.
    Ex: The pace was fast and furious and the noise was non-stop.
    Ex: She has been a vital and energetic voice in the movement to increase the sensitivity and responsibility of libraries to social issues, as well as a first-rate cataloger.
    * dinámica de trabajo = workflow [work flow].
    * dinámica social = social dynamics.
    * entrar en la dinámica = enter + the fray.

    * * *
    dynamic
    * * *

    dinámico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    dynamic
    dinámico,-a adjetivo dynamic

    ' dinámico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dinámica
    English:
    aggressive
    - brisk
    - dynamic
    - breezy
    - high
    - spry
    * * *
    dinámico, -a adj
    1. [del movimiento, la dinámica] dynamic
    2. [activo] dynamic;
    necesitamos ejecutivos dinámicos y emprendedores we need dynamic and enterprising executives
    * * *
    adj fig
    dynamic
    * * *
    dinámico, -ca adj
    : dynamic
    * * *
    dinámico adj dynamic

    Spanish-English dictionary > dinámico

  • 869 dirección1

    1 = administration, directorship, management, senior staff, governance, senior management, top management, headship, steerage, directing, leadership, senior managers.
    Ex. Since the Reagan administration began its war on waste in 1981, farmers and other citizens have had not alternative to buying their information from the private sector at far steeper prices.
    Ex. An applicant for the directorship of a medium-sized public library is asked to explain how he would conduct a community survey and demonstrate how he would plan library programs.
    Ex. The practice of librarianship requires performance of the same management functions irrespective of position.
    Ex. Senior SLIS staff were seen to be relatively content with their present levels of funding which has been modestly increased in recent years = El personal de dirección de las EUBYD parecía estar relativamente contento con sus niveles actuales de financiación que se han incrementado moderadamente en los últimos años.
    Ex. Public libraries specifically face enormous problems of funding and governance.
    Ex. In some library authorities these associations are highly developed and form a positive bridge between junior staff and the senior management.
    Ex. Nevertheless, performance evaluation can be made more effective if, as stated earlier, the program is strongly supported by top management.
    Ex. In the context of collegial management in university libraries, this article presents the advantages and disadvantages of rotating headships.
    Ex. Incorrect reference entry is an unpardonable sin, since the purpose of the entry is to give exact steerage to the original paper from the abstract.
    Ex. All managers should be knowledgeable in strategies of good directing so that a productive and nurturing environment can be created.
    Ex. The leadership challenge is to flatten out differences, identify the new goals, and make tough decisions.
    Ex. Our senior managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation.
    ----
    * asumir la dirección = take over + the leadership (from).
    * bajo la dirección de = under the supervision of.
    * comité de dirección = steering committee.
    * de dirección = directorial, administrative.
    * dirección cinematográfica = film direction.
    * dirección compartida = shared governance.
    * dirección de la biblioteca = library administrators.
    * dirección de la biblioteca, la = library administration, the.
    * dirección general = directorate-general.
    * dirección participativa = participative management.
    * en el puesto de dirección = in the hot seat.
    * en la dirección = in the saddle.
    * en la dirección (de) = at the helm (of).
    * equipo de dirección = management, management team, administrative team.
    * grupo de dirección = management.
    * junta de dirección = board of directors.
    * junta de dirección de la escuela = school board.
    * nivel alto de dirección = higher management.
    * ocupar un cargo de dirección = hold + a chair.
    * personal de dirección = senior staff, senior management.
    * puesto de dirección = position of leadership.
    * relativo a la dirección = directorial.
    * resumen de la dirección = executive summary.
    * reunión de la dirección = board meeting.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirección1

  • 870 director de tesis

    (n.) = PhD supervisor, dissertation adviser, dissertation supervisor, thesis supervisor, thesis adviser, research supervisor
    Ex. A different case was the young lecturer whose PhD supervisor was an editor of a series for a publishing house and who made it clear to the postgraduate student that he hoped the thesis could also be a book.
    Ex. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author under the year of completion and cite author, title, and names of dissertation advisors.
    Ex. All dissertation supervisors are required to advise their students on the selection, organisation and presentation of material.
    Ex. Student should have thesis supervisors from at least two departments.
    Ex. His devotion to his students was well known in the department and made him one of the most sought-after thesis advisors.
    Ex. This will provide research supervisors with important information about how best to structure their supervision in order to guide students toward timely completion.
    * * *
    (n.) = PhD supervisor, dissertation adviser, dissertation supervisor, thesis supervisor, thesis adviser, research supervisor

    Ex: A different case was the young lecturer whose PhD supervisor was an editor of a series for a publishing house and who made it clear to the postgraduate student that he hoped the thesis could also be a book.

    Ex: Entries are arranged alphabetically by author under the year of completion and cite author, title, and names of dissertation advisors.
    Ex: All dissertation supervisors are required to advise their students on the selection, organisation and presentation of material.
    Ex: Student should have thesis supervisors from at least two departments.
    Ex: His devotion to his students was well known in the department and made him one of the most sought-after thesis advisors.
    Ex: This will provide research supervisors with important information about how best to structure their supervision in order to guide students toward timely completion.

    Spanish-English dictionary > director de tesis

  • 871 directorio de Internet

    Ex. Web directories such as Yahoo rely on human input to create directories on the WWW that list Internet resources, with each one described briefly and classified under a subject heading.
    * * *

    Ex: Web directories such as Yahoo rely on human input to create directories on the WWW that list Internet resources, with each one described briefly and classified under a subject heading.

    Spanish-English dictionary > directorio de Internet

  • 872 directorio web

    Ex. Web directories such as Yahoo rely on human input to create directories on the WWW that list Internet resources, with each one described briefly and classified under a subject heading.
    * * *

    Ex: Web directories such as Yahoo rely on human input to create directories on the WWW that list Internet resources, with each one described briefly and classified under a subject heading.

    Spanish-English dictionary > directorio web

  • 873 dirigirse a

    v.
    1 to be heading for, to go to, to be bound for, to head for.
    Me dirijo a Miami para la reunión I am heading for Miami for the meeting.
    2 to address oneself to, to approach to talk to, to speak to, to address.
    Me dirigiré a Ud. para esa petición I will address you for the request.
    3 to head toward, to head.
    Me dirijo al Norte I head North.
    4 to be going to, to go to.
    Me dirijo a comer I am going to eat.
    * * *
    verb
    1) to address, speak to
    2) head for, go towards
    * * *
    (v.) = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to
    Ex. This paper describes research carried out into the use of an on-line bulletin board service aimed at those in the academic community who are interested in applying computing to teaching in the Arts and Humanities.
    Ex. Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.
    Ex. He should be able to turn over to his mechanism, just as confidently as he turns over the propelling of his car to the intricate mechanism under the hood.
    Ex. First of all we will consider the main schedules or 'main tables', so turn to page 26 of the scheme where you will find an outline of the main divisions of these schedules.
    Ex. Alphabetical scatter means that related subjects are not found together, but are scattered according to the accident of their names; for instance, if we look under Zoology, we may be referred to Animals and having made our way to the other end of the catalogue we may find that really the heading we should have been looking for was Zebras.
    Ex. But even with a cross reference the librarian or reader now has to go through all the entries at TEXTILE DESIGN in the hope of discovering an unknown number of books on Batik -- and then he has to note them before setting off to the broadly classified shelves.
    Ex. We shall turn to this distinction very shortly.
    Ex. Cataloguing, while changing direction, is heading for a secure future.
    Ex. The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex. Things take a turn for the unexpected, however, when Herman suggests that the three of them head off for a beano by the sea.
    * * *
    (v.) = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to

    Ex: This paper describes research carried out into the use of an on-line bulletin board service aimed at those in the academic community who are interested in applying computing to teaching in the Arts and Humanities.

    Ex: Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.
    Ex: He should be able to turn over to his mechanism, just as confidently as he turns over the propelling of his car to the intricate mechanism under the hood.
    Ex: First of all we will consider the main schedules or 'main tables', so turn to page 26 of the scheme where you will find an outline of the main divisions of these schedules.
    Ex: Alphabetical scatter means that related subjects are not found together, but are scattered according to the accident of their names; for instance, if we look under Zoology, we may be referred to Animals and having made our way to the other end of the catalogue we may find that really the heading we should have been looking for was Zebras.
    Ex: But even with a cross reference the librarian or reader now has to go through all the entries at TEXTILE DESIGN in the hope of discovering an unknown number of books on Batik -- and then he has to note them before setting off to the broadly classified shelves.
    Ex: We shall turn to this distinction very shortly.
    Ex: Cataloguing, while changing direction, is heading for a secure future.
    Ex: The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex: Things take a turn for the unexpected, however, when Herman suggests that the three of them head off for a beano by the sea.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigirse a

  • 874 disco de stop

    (n.) = stop sign
    Ex. Most drivers stop at stop signs: Some do under duress -- there may be a policeman concealed in nearby bushes, others as a matter of prudence -- a fast car with the right of way can be injurious.
    * * *
    (n.) = stop sign

    Ex: Most drivers stop at stop signs: Some do under duress -- there may be a policeman concealed in nearby bushes, others as a matter of prudence -- a fast car with the right of way can be injurious.

    Spanish-English dictionary > disco de stop

  • 875 discrepar

    v.
    1 to differ.
    2 to disagree, to differ, to vary, to hold different points of view.
    * * *
    1 (diferenciarse) to differ (de, from)
    2 (disentir) to disagree (de, with)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VI
    1) (=estar en desacuerdo) to disagree (de with)
    2) (=diferenciarse) to differ (de from)
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( disentir) to disagree

    discrepar con or de alguien/algo — to disagree with somebody/something

    b) ( diferenciarse) to differ
    * * *
    = disagree, diverge, dissent, take + issue with, tell + a different story.
    Ex. Although we may disagree about the fine detail, semantic relationships are the relationships between subjects, which are reasonably stable, and reflect the consensus of opinion concerning the connections between subjects.
    Ex. However, once the multi-concept subject has been analysed into its component concepts the two systems diverge.
    Ex. However, some individuals, operating under the impression that they are virtuously 'outspoken' when they have the courage to dissent, are simply rude and insensitive.
    Ex. At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being 'trashed' by the rush towards technology.
    Ex. The more experienced physicians, however, told a different story about lifesaving practices in pediatrics.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( disentir) to disagree

    discrepar con or de alguien/algo — to disagree with somebody/something

    b) ( diferenciarse) to differ
    * * *
    = disagree, diverge, dissent, take + issue with, tell + a different story.

    Ex: Although we may disagree about the fine detail, semantic relationships are the relationships between subjects, which are reasonably stable, and reflect the consensus of opinion concerning the connections between subjects.

    Ex: However, once the multi-concept subject has been analysed into its component concepts the two systems diverge.
    Ex: However, some individuals, operating under the impression that they are virtuously 'outspoken' when they have the courage to dissent, are simply rude and insensitive.
    Ex: At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being 'trashed' by the rush towards technology.
    Ex: The more experienced physicians, however, told a different story about lifesaving practices in pediatrics.

    * * *
    discrepar [A1 ]
    vi
    1 (disentir) to disagree discrepar CON or DE algn/algo to disagree with sb/sth
    discrepo contigo or de ti en ese punto I disagree with you on that point, I have to differ with you on that point
    discrepo de esa opinión I disagree with o ( frml) dissent from that view
    2 (diferenciarse) to differ
    * * *

    discrepar verbo intransitivo
    1 (disentir) to disagree [de, with] [en, on]
    2 (ser diferente de) to be different [de, from]: su propuesta discrepa de la tuya en dos puntos, her proposal differs from yours in two points
    ' discrepar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    differ
    - disagree
    - quarrel
    - variance
    - vary
    - conflict
    - issue
    * * *
    1. [disentir] to disagree (de/en with/on);
    discrepamos en casi todo we disagree on almost everything;
    discrepa del pensamiento marxista she disagrees with Marxist thinking
    2. [diferenciarse] to differ (de from)
    * * *
    v/i disagree
    * * *
    1) : to disagree
    2) : to differ

    Spanish-English dictionary > discrepar

  • 876 discurso

    m.
    1 speech.
    dar o pronunciar un discurso (sobre) to give o deliver a speech (on)
    discurso de agradecimiento speech of thanks
    discurso de clausura closing speech
    me soltó uno de sus discursos she gave me one of her lectures
    3 discourse, ideology (ideario).
    4 discourse (linguistics).
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: discursar.
    * * *
    1 (conferencia) speech, lecture, discourse
    2 (razonamiento) reasoning
    3 (escrito, tratado) discourse, dissertation
    5 (del tiempo) passing, passage
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) speech, address
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=alocución) speech

    pronunciar un discurso — to make a speech, give a speech

    2) (=forma de hablar) rhetoric
    3) (=habla) speech, faculty of speech
    4) [del tiempo]
    * * *
    a) ( alocución) speech

    pronunciar un discursoto give o make a speech

    me soltó un discurso — (fam) he gave me a real lecture

    b) ( retórica) discourse
    c) (Ling) speech, discourse (tech)
    d) (liter) ( del tiempo) passing, passage (frml or liter)
    * * *
    = speech, address, discourse, oration, line of discussion, rant, speaking commitment.
    Ex. For the sake of editorial continuity, those speeches which were given at both locations (for example, Mr. Gorman's presentation) are only printed here once.
    Ex. The title of his address is 'How many drops to fill the bucket?'.
    Ex. In many discourses 'policy making' and 'decision making' are synonymous terms.
    Ex. The cataloger with principles would never have placed some of it under Oration and some of it under American Scholar.
    Ex. The second line of discussion concentrates on a social perspective cognition and the role of language as a mental instrument.
    Ex. Offended by the idea of an addict selling sneakers to kids, he launched into a curmudgeonly rant.
    Ex. Emerson already has a schedule full of speaking commitments.
    ----
    * análisis del discurso = discourse analysis.
    * discurso científico = scholarly communication, scholarly discourse.
    * discurso de apertura = keynote address, opening address, opening speech, keynote presentation.
    * discurso de bienvenida = welcoming address, welcoming speech, welcome address, salutatory oration.
    * discurso de clausura = closing speech, closing address.
    * discurso de despedida = farewell address.
    * discurso de fin de curso = commencement salutatory.
    * discurso de graduación = commencement address.
    * discurso de la sesión plenaria = plenary address.
    * discurso inaugural = keynote address, inaugural address, inaugural speech, keynote presentation.
    * discurso político = political discourse, political speech, spin.
    * discurso presidencial = presidential address.
    * discurso público = public speech.
    * discurso religioso = religious discourse.
    * escritor de discursos a sueldo = speechwriter.
    * notas de discurso = speaking notes.
    * pronunciar un discurso = deliver + oration, deliver + speech, give + speech.
    * * *
    a) ( alocución) speech

    pronunciar un discursoto give o make a speech

    me soltó un discurso — (fam) he gave me a real lecture

    b) ( retórica) discourse
    c) (Ling) speech, discourse (tech)
    d) (liter) ( del tiempo) passing, passage (frml or liter)
    * * *
    = speech, address, discourse, oration, line of discussion, rant, speaking commitment.

    Ex: For the sake of editorial continuity, those speeches which were given at both locations (for example, Mr. Gorman's presentation) are only printed here once.

    Ex: The title of his address is 'How many drops to fill the bucket?'.
    Ex: In many discourses 'policy making' and 'decision making' are synonymous terms.
    Ex: The cataloger with principles would never have placed some of it under Oration and some of it under American Scholar.
    Ex: The second line of discussion concentrates on a social perspective cognition and the role of language as a mental instrument.
    Ex: Offended by the idea of an addict selling sneakers to kids, he launched into a curmudgeonly rant.
    Ex: Emerson already has a schedule full of speaking commitments.
    * análisis del discurso = discourse analysis.
    * discurso científico = scholarly communication, scholarly discourse.
    * discurso de apertura = keynote address, opening address, opening speech, keynote presentation.
    * discurso de bienvenida = welcoming address, welcoming speech, welcome address, salutatory oration.
    * discurso de clausura = closing speech, closing address.
    * discurso de despedida = farewell address.
    * discurso de fin de curso = commencement salutatory.
    * discurso de graduación = commencement address.
    * discurso de la sesión plenaria = plenary address.
    * discurso inaugural = keynote address, inaugural address, inaugural speech, keynote presentation.
    * discurso político = political discourse, political speech, spin.
    * discurso presidencial = presidential address.
    * discurso público = public speech.
    * discurso religioso = religious discourse.
    * escritor de discursos a sueldo = speechwriter.
    * notas de discurso = speaking notes.
    * pronunciar un discurso = deliver + oration, deliver + speech, give + speech.

    * * *
    1 (alocución) speech
    pronunciar un discurso to give o make o deliver a speech
    discurso de apertura/clausura/presentación opening/closing/introductory speech
    no te puedes imaginar el discurso que me soltó ( fam); you should've heard the lecture he gave me o I got ( colloq)
    discurso del/sobre el estado de la Unión State of the Union Message/Address
    2 (retórica) discourse
    3 ( Ling) speech, discourse ( tech)
    análisis del discurso discourse analysis
    4 ( liter) (del tiempo) passing, passage ( frmlor liter)
    Compuesto:
    discurso directo/indirecto
    direct/indirect speech
    * * *

     

    discurso sustantivo masculino
    speech;
    pronunciar un discurso to give o make a speech

    discurso sustantivo masculino
    1 (exposición oral) speech
    dar o pronunciar un discurso, to make a speech
    2 (conjunto de ideas) discourse
    discurso interesante, interesting discourse
    3 (espacio de tiempo) course, passing: en el discurso de tres horas..., over the course of three hours...

    ' discurso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - acentuar
    - aglomerar
    - de
    - efecto
    - exaltación
    - exponer
    - fluida
    - fluido
    - improvisada
    - improvisado
    - inconexa
    - inconexo
    - inflamar
    - lema
    - matizar
    - modestamente
    - monótona
    - monótono
    - palabra
    - parrafada
    - preámbulo
    - pronunciar
    - reanudar
    - recoveco
    - rellena
    - relleno
    - réplica
    - reticente
    - revolver
    - soltura
    - trabazón
    - tralla
    - adornar
    - alargar
    - amenizar
    - apasionado
    - apropiado
    - bienvenida
    - brevedad
    - brillo
    - cita
    - clausura
    - clausurar
    - coherente
    - dar
    - difamatorio
    - echar
    - electoral
    - emotivo
    English:
    address
    - articulate
    - backlash
    - before
    - condense
    - discourse
    - drag out
    - draw out
    - eloquent
    - emotional
    - fiery
    - fluent
    - fluster
    - go over
    - high-powered
    - inflame
    - inspirational
    - intense
    - interpret
    - lengthy
    - make
    - nationalist
    - oration
    - outline
    - pad out
    - pompous
    - preface
    - prevail
    - rambling
    - rattle through
    - rousing
    - speak
    - speech
    - spirited
    - tone
    - unprepared
    - well
    - would
    - cuff
    - through
    * * *
    1. [exposición oral] speech;
    dar o [m5] pronunciar un discurso (sobre) to give o deliver a speech (on);
    discurso de apertura/clausura opening/closing speech;
    discurso de bienvenida/despedida welcome/farewell speech;
    discurso de agradecimiento speech of thanks
    2. Pey [sermón] lecture;
    me soltó uno de sus discursos she gave me one of her lectures
    3. [manera de expresarse]
    se dirigió a nosotros con su lento discurso he addressed us in his unhurried manner
    4. [ideario] discourse, ideology;
    la oposición se ha quedado sin discurso the opposition now has nothing to offer;
    el partido en el gobierno le ha robado el discurso a la oposición the government has stolen the opposition's clothes
    5. [transcurso]
    el discurso del tiempo the passage of time;
    con el discurso de los años with the passing years
    6. Ling discourse
    * * *
    m
    1 speech
    2 de tiempo passage, passing
    * * *
    1) oración: speech, address
    2) : discourse, treatise
    * * *
    discurso n speech [pl. speeches]

    Spanish-English dictionary > discurso

  • 877 discurso de despedida

    Ex. Washington's farewell address was published under a number of titles.
    * * *

    Ex: Washington's farewell address was published under a number of titles.

    Spanish-English dictionary > discurso de despedida

  • 878 discurso político

    (n.) = political discourse, political speech, spin
    Ex. His use of religious and political discourse during the presidential campaign reaffirmed people's faith in America and served as a source of identification with evangelicals and religionists.
    Ex. Whilst political speech enjoys the highest possible protection under the First Amendment to the US Constitution, 'speech' concerning child pornography and obscenity is allowed none.
    Ex. The spin sold to the world by the Arabs is that they were one nation in their homeland 'from time immemorial'.
    * * *
    (n.) = political discourse, political speech, spin

    Ex: His use of religious and political discourse during the presidential campaign reaffirmed people's faith in America and served as a source of identification with evangelicals and religionists.

    Ex: Whilst political speech enjoys the highest possible protection under the First Amendment to the US Constitution, 'speech' concerning child pornography and obscenity is allowed none.
    Ex: The spin sold to the world by the Arabs is that they were one nation in their homeland 'from time immemorial'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > discurso político

  • 879 discusión

    f.
    1 discussion, talking, confabulation, conversation.
    2 discussion, debate.
    3 discussion, altercation, quarrel, dispute.
    * * *
    1 (charla) discussion
    2 (disputa) argument
    \
    tener una discusión to argue, have an argument, quarrel
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=riña) argument
    2) (=debate) discussion
    * * *
    a) (de asunto, tema) discussion
    b) (altercado, disputa) argument
    * * *
    = debate, discussion, disputation, dispute, thread, argument, spat, war of words.
    Ex. The debate as to which is the most effective way to classify books has not been positively settled.
    Ex. In a journal most formal items including articles, essays, discussions and reviews can be expected to be accompanied by an abstract.
    Ex. Academic disputations are generally entered under the heading for the faculty moderator.
    Ex. In practice meetings of the Council of Ministers -- the Community's main legislative body -- have in recent years become a forum for acrimonious dispute.
    Ex. The thread linking these giants is the acknowledgement that libraries exist to serve their users.
    Ex. We do not want to see young assistants at the counter getting involved in an argument.
    Ex. It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex. War of words exposed chinks in coalition.
    ----
    * centrar una discusión = focus + discussion.
    * discusión acalorada = hand-waving.
    * discusión bizantina = pointless discussion, pointless argument.
    * discusiones sobre gustos y colores = flame war.
    * discusiones sobre nimiedades = hair-splitting argument.
    * discusión + girar en torno a = discussion + centre around.
    * discusión sin sentido = pointless discussion, pointless argument.
    * discusión sobre nimiedades = hair-splitting argument, hair-splitting [hairsplitting].
    * el tema de la discusión = the focus of the discussion.
    * foro de discusión = newsgroup [news group], electronic forum.
    * generar discusión = generate + discussion.
    * grupo de discusión = discussion group.
    * lista de discusión = discussion list.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * panel de discusión = discussion panel.
    * posponer una discusión = table + discussion.
    * proponer a discusión = moot.
    * punto de discusión = bone of contention.
    * retomar una discusión = pick up + discussion.
    * suscitar la discusión = spark + discussion.
    * tema de discusión = discussion topic.
    * * *
    a) (de asunto, tema) discussion
    b) (altercado, disputa) argument
    * * *
    = debate, discussion, disputation, dispute, thread, argument, spat, war of words.

    Ex: The debate as to which is the most effective way to classify books has not been positively settled.

    Ex: In a journal most formal items including articles, essays, discussions and reviews can be expected to be accompanied by an abstract.
    Ex: Academic disputations are generally entered under the heading for the faculty moderator.
    Ex: In practice meetings of the Council of Ministers -- the Community's main legislative body -- have in recent years become a forum for acrimonious dispute.
    Ex: The thread linking these giants is the acknowledgement that libraries exist to serve their users.
    Ex: We do not want to see young assistants at the counter getting involved in an argument.
    Ex: It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex: War of words exposed chinks in coalition.
    * centrar una discusión = focus + discussion.
    * discusión acalorada = hand-waving.
    * discusión bizantina = pointless discussion, pointless argument.
    * discusiones sobre gustos y colores = flame war.
    * discusiones sobre nimiedades = hair-splitting argument.
    * discusión + girar en torno a = discussion + centre around.
    * discusión sin sentido = pointless discussion, pointless argument.
    * discusión sobre nimiedades = hair-splitting argument, hair-splitting [hairsplitting].
    * el tema de la discusión = the focus of the discussion.
    * foro de discusión = newsgroup [news group], electronic forum.
    * generar discusión = generate + discussion.
    * grupo de discusión = discussion group.
    * lista de discusión = discussion list.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * panel de discusión = discussion panel.
    * posponer una discusión = table + discussion.
    * proponer a discusión = moot.
    * punto de discusión = bone of contention.
    * retomar una discusión = pick up + discussion.
    * suscitar la discusión = spark + discussion.
    * tema de discusión = discussion topic.

    * * *
    1 (de un asunto, tema) discussion
    eso no admite discusión alguna that leaves no room for dispute o discussion
    tras siete horas de discusiones after seven hours of discussion
    está en período de discusión it is at the discussion stage
    2 (altercado, disputa) argument
    se enzarzaron or ( AmL) se trenzaron en una violenta discusión they became involved in o got into a violent argument
    * * *

     

    discusión sustantivo femenino
    a) (de asunto, tema) discussion

    b) (altercado, disputa) argument

    discusión sustantivo femenino
    1 (disputa) argument, dispute: fue una discusión agria, it was an unpleasant argument
    2 (debate) discussion, debate
    la discusión sobre la conveniencia de estas nuevas medidas, the debate over the need for these new measures
    ' discusión' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    buscarse
    - caliente
    - calma
    - clara
    - claro
    - degenerar
    - foro
    - fragor
    - malparada
    - malparado
    - moderar
    - parte
    - pelea
    - recaer
    - regañar
    - reñir
    - riña
    - roce
    - saldar
    - sumarse
    - trapisonda
    - zafarrancho
    - acalorado
    - alegato
    - animado
    - armar
    - áspero
    - disgusto
    - disputa
    - estéril
    - excitar
    - fin
    - fuerte
    - interminable
    - parado
    - pleito
    - respaldar
    - tener
    - terminar
    - vano
    English:
    academic
    - argument
    - blowup
    - breath
    - culminate
    - disagreement
    - discussion
    - fierce
    - heat up
    - heated
    - hornet
    - limb
    - mire
    - run-in
    - slanging-match
    - touch off
    - wrangling
    - debate
    - dispute
    - go
    * * *
    1. [conversación, debate] discussion;
    tuvimos una discusión sobre política we had a discussion about politics;
    en discusión under discussion;
    eso no admite discusión that's indisputable, there can be no doubt about that;
    es, sin discusión, el mejor it is, without question, the best
    2. [pelea] argument;
    tuvieron una discusión they had an argument
    * * *
    f
    1 discussion
    2 ( disputa) argument
    * * *
    discusión nf, pl - siones
    1) : discussion
    2) altercado, disputa: argument
    * * *
    1. (riña) argument
    2. (debate) discussion

    Spanish-English dictionary > discusión

  • 880 disentir

    v.
    1 to disagree.
    2 to dissent, to disagree.
    María diside con su hermano Mary dissents with her brother.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ HERVIR], like link=hervir hervir
    1 to dissent, disagree (de, with)
    * * *
    verb
    to dissent, disagree
    * * *
    VI to dissent (de from)
    disagree (de with)
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo to dissent, disagree
    * * *
    = disagree, dissent, take + issue with.
    Ex. Although we may disagree about the fine detail, semantic relationships are the relationships between subjects, which are reasonably stable, and reflect the consensus of opinion concerning the connections between subjects.
    Ex. However, some individuals, operating under the impression that they are virtuously 'outspoken' when they have the courage to dissent, are simply rude and insensitive.
    Ex. At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being 'trashed' by the rush towards technology.
    ----
    * disentir político = political dissent.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo to dissent, disagree
    * * *
    = disagree, dissent, take + issue with.

    Ex: Although we may disagree about the fine detail, semantic relationships are the relationships between subjects, which are reasonably stable, and reflect the consensus of opinion concerning the connections between subjects.

    Ex: However, some individuals, operating under the impression that they are virtuously 'outspoken' when they have the courage to dissent, are simply rude and insensitive.
    Ex: At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being 'trashed' by the rush towards technology.
    * disentir político = political dissent.

    * * *
    vi
    to dissent, disagree disentir DE algo to disagree WITH sth
    disiento de esa apreciación I disagree with o ( frml) dissent from that appraisal
    disentir CON algn to disagree WITH sb
    siento disentir con usted I'm sorry to disagree with you, I beg to differ
    disentir EN algo to disagree ABOUT sth
    * * *

    disentir verbo intransitivo to dissent, disagree [de (algo), with] [ con (alguien) with]: disiento de ese informe, I disagree with that report
    María disiente de su suegra, María disagrees with her mother-in-law
    ' disentir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    discrepar
    English:
    dissent
    * * *
    to disagree (de/en with/on);
    disentía de él en muchas cosas she disagreed with him on many issues;
    disiento de la forma en que se está llevando este asunto I don't agree with the way this matter is being handled
    * * *
    v/i disagree (de with), dissent (de from);
    disiento de tu opinión I disagree with you
    * * *
    disentir {76} vi
    : to dissent, to disagree

    Spanish-English dictionary > disentir

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