a duras penas translation English | 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.
to be severely criticized
exp.
come in for severe criticism
nm.
hardback
exp.
that's not my problem!
(MODISMOS)
exp.
I don't care!
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to drown one's sorrows
(MODISMOS)
exp.
she unburdened herself of her woes
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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
Este primo suyo a duras penas podría dejarte 150 florines. This cousin of yours could hardly leave 150 guilders.
Estos precios difieren ligeramente y a duras penas se pueden comparar directamente. These prices differ somewhat, and can hardly be compared directly.
-Aprobó a duras penas el escrito. But you barely passed the written exam.
Georgia a duras penas tiene olmos. Georgia barely has any elm trees at all.
Y a veces a duras penas puedo encargarme de eso. - And sometimes I can Hardly handle that.
Carole, estoy despierta a duras penas. Ah, Dr. Carone, and I'm barely awake.
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