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.
a duras penas y lloviendo nos hicimos el camino de vuelta a casa
exp.
escalar poco a poco {or} a duras penas un precipicio
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.
Además, sabes, a duras penas pude verlas allí. Besides that, you know, I hardly could see them here.
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.
La esperanza de que estos países puedan arreglárselas a duras penas por su cuenta es una ilusión peligrosa. The hope that these countries can muddle through on their own is a dangerous illusion.
Hoy se está produciendo otra división, esta vez entre aquellos países que siguen arreglándoselas a duras penas y Gran Bretaña. Today, another split is occurring, this time between those countries that are continuing to muddle through and Great Britain.
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