How do you say hard in Spanish

How do you say “hard” in Spanish?

The question: How do you say “hard” in Spanish?
My answer: This question is hard to answer.
> Esta pregunta es difícil de contestar.
It is a hard work for me to answer this question.
> Me cuesta mucho trabajo contestar a esta pregunta.
It's hard to answer hard questions.
> Es difícil contestar preguntas difíciles.
Malos Tiempos para la Lírica”, > Hard Times for Poetry.
Or: A Bad Time For Poetry, a poem by Bertolt Brecht.

Hard, can be an adjective or an adverb.
Hard, as an adjective > difícil, difíciles; dura(s), duro(s); agraz, áspero; resistente; ardua, arduo; mala, malo; severa, severo; rigurosa, riguroso; innegable, incontestable, (undeniable).
He had a hard life.
> Él tuvo una vida muy difícil.
He always had hard luck.
> Siempre tenía mala suerte.
He had a hard time of it.
(?) > Lo pasó mal.
It was hard to get on with him.
> Era difícil llevarse bien con él.
He always had deep hard feelings towards all.
> Él siempre tenía un profundo resentimiento hacia todos.
What a hard luck he had! > ¡Qué mala suerte tuvo!
His parents’ death hit him hard.
> La muerte de sus padres fue un duro golpe para él.
The customer wants to eat a hard-boiled egg.
> El cliente quiere para desayunar un huevo duro.
He’s a hard man.
> Él es un hombre duro.
She was too hard on him.
> Ella era demasiado severa con él.
PLUS:
Hard disk.
> Disco duro.
Hard cash.
> Dinero contante y sonante
.
Hard-featured.
> De facciones duras
.
Hard to swallow.
> Duro de roer.
Duro de tragar.

As hard as nails.
> Más duro que una piedra.
Hard line.
> Línea dura.
Hardhearted.
> Duro de corazón.
Sin corazón.
Insensible.
Corazón de piedra.
A hard worker.
> Una persona muy trabajadora.
A hard teacher.
> Un profesor severo.
A hard nut to crack.
> Un hueso duro de roer.
A hard heart.
> Un corazón de piedra.
A hard look.
> Una mirada penetrante.
A hard climb.
> Una subida dura.
A hard knot.
> Un nudo muy apretado.
A hard water.
> Una agua gorda, dura.
A hard stock market.
> Un mercado sostenido.
A hard match.
> Un partido muy reñido.
A hard drinker.
> Un gran bebedor.
A hard fight.
> Una lucha encarnizada.
A hard hat.
> Un casco protector.
A hard currency.
> Una divisa fuerte.
A hard court.
> Una pista de tenis de cemento.
A hard fate.
> Una suerte cruel.
A hard and fast rule.
> Una regla muy estricta/ inflexible.

Hard drinks > Bebidas alcohólicas.

No hard feelings.
OK?
> Olvidémoslo.
¿Vale?

It is hard for her to get on with her bosses.
> Es difícil para ella llevarse bien con sus jefes.
Hard cider > Sidra fermentada.
Hard of hearing.
> Duro de oído.
Independence, the hard left and the hard right are leading Spain to a new civil war.
> El independentismo, la extrema izquierda y la extrema derecha están llevando a España hacia una nueva guerra civil.
Hard, as an adverb: fuerte; mucho, severamente.
It is raining very hard in Texas.
> Está lloviendo muy fuerte en Texas.
Hit it hard.
> Dale fuerte.
PLUS:
The FBI is hard upon Trump’s heels and follows hard after him.
> El FBI está pisándole los talones a Donald Trump y le sigue de cerca.
But Donald Trump dies hard.
> Pero Donald Trump tiene siete vidas.
She works hard and he drinks hard.
It’s a hard situation.
> Ella trabaja mucho y él bebe demasiado.
Es una situación muy difícil.
To look hard.
> Mirar fijamente.
To be hard on it.
> Trabajar con ahínco.
Hold on hard! > Agárrate fuerte!
Hard by > Muy cerca.
PLUS: Etc, etc.
, etc.

Thanks so much for your upvotes.
I never thought they were important.
They really are important.

Corrections & improvements in my English are most welcome.
Hard Blows” > “Golpes Bajos”, a great Spanish musical group.
“Malos Tiempos Para La Lírica” > Hard Times For The Poetry, a song by Golpes Bajos, a great Spanish Group.
High Times become Hard Times.
> Los tiempos felices se vuelven Tiempos duros.

Duro, dificil.
Trabajo duro – Hard work.
superficie dura – hard suface
tarea dificil – hard job
dia dificil -hard day.
tiempos difíciles – hard times
But there is no clear set rule for using one or another translation, if is a translation
Being original spanish expression, you choose physical hardness as hard = duro, as opposed to blando o suave = soft, and conceptual hardness as dificil = dificult as opposed to fácil = easy

It depends on the context:
Walls are hard surfaces.
Las paredes son superficies duras.

Maths is a hard subject for me.
Las Matemáticas son difíciles para mí.

John is coming through hard times.
Juan está atravesando momentos complicados/duros/difíciles /malos.

Now you can choose the option that fits the best.
Good luck!!

There are also various slang expressions for “difficult”.
In Spain one is “chungo”.
which I like, but there are a bunch of others: How different is Spain Spanish from say Mexican Spanish Puerto Rican Spanish Colombian Spanish etc Is CatalanCastilian that different from the Spanish we hear in the States

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