6 common sentences to express difficulty in Spanish
Ok let’s start with the common sentence, the world-wide known es difícil, it is difficult, like I said, it’s a bit of a lazy sentence, it is not elaborated and normally we just say it every time we walk into a challenge as I am not even going to try, but instead of “es difícil”, we can use a bit more elaborated ones, that will make us sound more as a native, of course, they take a bit more of effort as you need to support them with facts.
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we can express difficulty saying:
1-Para mí es difícil + nombre/verbo–For me is difficult+noun/verb
Para mí es difícil la escucha en español- For me listening in Spanish is difficult
Para mí es difícil recordar palabras en español – For me is difficult to remember Spanish words.
2-Para mí lo más difícil es-for me the most difficult is
Para mí lo más difícil es entender a los nativos-For me the most difficult is to understand the natives
Para mí lo más difícil es la lectura-For me the most difficult is reading.
3-Tengo dificultad- I have difficulty
Tengo dificultad con la pronunciación en español-I have difficulty with the Spanish pronunciation
4- (a mí) me parece difícil+verbo/sustantivo– I find it difficult +verb/noun
Me parece difícil aprender español-I find it difficult to learn a new language
Me parecen difíciles los verbos irregulares–I find it difficult irregular verbs.
#note-depending if you find difficult one thing, you will use “me parece” but if the things you find difficult are plural you will use “me parecen” instead.
5-(a mí) me cuesta+verbo –I struggle+verb
Me cuesta encontrar tiempo para estudiar español-I struggle to find time to learn Spanish
6-A mí se me hace difícil-it is difficult for me…
This is one is more used in South America than in Spain.
Se me hace difícil bailar salsa-it is difficult for me to dance salsa
#note– this form also changes for the singular and the plural, if the thing we find difficult is singular we will use “se me hace difícil, ”, if for the opposite the thing we find difficult is plural we will say “se me hacen difciles”
And there you have it, 6 common ways in which you can express difficulty in Spanish and they are a bit more complex than the popular “es difícil”, I hope you enjoyed this blog, now it is your turn! Come over to the comments and let me know…
¿qué es difícil para ti cuando estudias español?-what is difficult for you when you learn Spanish?
Looking forward to reading your comment.
Talk you soon, until then….have an amazing week!