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Hard in Spanish 🇪🇸

in English in Spanish S
hard duro
How to say “hard” in Spanish? “Duro”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “duro” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on hard in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Normal speech: DOO-roh
IPA: ‘du.ɾo

a year ago

This one is hard

Este es duro

2 years ago


2 years ago

other meanings

“Duro” can also mean “tenacious” or “persistent” in a figurative sense, as in “una lucha dura” (a tough fight).

a year ago

do not confuse with

“Duda” = doubt.

a year ago


Think of “duro” as “doo-ro,” emphasizing the first syllable, which sounds like “do,” to remember that it refers to something that is hard, tough, or difficult.

a year ago

cultural referece

“Duro” is commonly used in Spanish slang to refer to money, particularly in Latin America.

a year ago


“Estar duro como una roca” = “to be as hard as a rock” or “to be very tough or unyielding.”

a year ago


Refers to something that is hard, tough, or difficult, both physically and metaphorically.

a year ago


From the Latin word “durus,” meaning “hard” or “solid.”

a year ago


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a few seconds ago

duro info.

To remember the word “duro” in Spanish, which translates to “hard” in English, you might visualize something physically hard, like a rock (una roca), and think of it as “duro” to make the mental association. Additionally, the word “duro” shares the letter “d” with “hard,” so you can recall that both have a “hard” sound at the beginning.

– “Duro” can refer to the physical hardness of an object, similar to how you would describe a diamond or a concrete floor as being hard.
– It can also describe difficulty, such as in the phrase “una prueba dura,” meaning “a hard test.”
– “Duro” can depict someone’s character, suggesting they are stern or unyielding.

Other words with similar meanings:
– Firme: Firm or solid.
– Sólido: Solid.
– Resistente: Resistant or tough.

Alternate meanings/slang:
– “Duro” in some countries can mean “money,” especially coins. For example, in Spain, “un duro” was used to reference five pesetas, and the term is still colloquially used to speak about money.
– It can be used metaphorically to describe someone who is tough or strong-willed.

Examples of sentences using “duro”:
– Esta mesa está hecha de un material muy duro. (This table is made of a very hard material.)
– Mi abuelo siempre fue un hombre duro. (My grandfather was always a tough man.)
– Tengo que trabajar duro para pasar el examen. (I have to work hard to pass the exam.)
– En tiempos difíciles, hay que mantenerse duro. (In tough times, one must stay strong.)
– Me pagaron unos duros por el trabajo extra. (They paid me some money for the extra work.)

5 months ago

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