a duras penas translation | Spanish-English dictionary

a duras penas adv.
hardly

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
with great difficulty
(MODISMOS)
exp.
he only managed to reach the shore with great difficulty
exp.
we can barely make ends meet
exp.
come in for severe criticism
exp.
to be severely criticized
nm.
hardback
exp.
I don't care!
(MODISMOS)
exp.
that's not my problem!
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to drown one's sorrows
(MODISMOS)
exp.
tell me all your troubles
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'a duras penas' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
a duras penas
exp.
a duras penas
exp.
sonrió a duras penas
exp.
extraer a duras penas oro de las rocas
exp.
nos abrimos paso a duras penas entre la multitud
exp.
escalar poco a poco {or} a duras penas un precipicio
exp.
a duras penas y lloviendo nos hicimos el camino de vuelta a casa
exp.
ganarse la vida a duras penas
exp.
conseguimos avanzar otro kilómetro a duras penas
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lentilla

  
      sf   contact lens   lentillas   contact lenses  
  lentillas blandas   soft (contact) lenses  
   lentillas duras          hard (contact) lenses  
  lentillas semirígidas   gas permeable (contact) lenses
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

durar, dureza, durable, duralex

"a duras penas": examples and translations in context
Y a veces a duras penas puedo encargarme de eso. - And sometimes I can Hardly handle that.
Además, sabes, a duras penas pude verlas allí. Besides that, you know, I hardly could see them here.
En África y en los países menos adelantados el crecimiento económico se ha reanudado a duras penas. In Africa and the least developed countries, economic growth has barely resumed.
Los palestinos de Gaza sobreviven a duras penas en esas circunstancias; la mayoría de la población está desempleada, empobrecida, malnutrida y desesperanzada. Palestinians in Gaza are barely surviving under these circumstances; the majority of the population is now unemployed, impoverished, malnourished and hopeless.
Sean gentiles y a duras penas llevaremos nuestra actuación con su mente. (Chorus) Still be kind and eke out our performance... with your mind.
Sean gentiles y a duras penas llevaremos nuestra actuación con su mente. Still be kind, and eke out our performance... with your mind.
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