a duras penas translation | Spanish-English dictionary

a duras penas adv.
hardly

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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.
to drown one's sorrows
(MODISMOS)
exp.
she unburdened herself of her woes
exp.
tell me all your troubles
exp.
that's not my problem!
(MODISMOS)
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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
La situación social es confusa y el desarrollo democrático avanza a duras penas. The social situation is chaotic and democratic progress painfully slow.
Además, las noticias recientes a duras penas pueden definirse como alentadoras. Recent news can scarcely, moreover, be described as encouraging.
Nueve meses más tarde, conseguiremos a duras penas conceder 170 millones en 2005. Nine months later, we are only just going to manage to donate EUR 170 million over 2005.
La llevo grabada en mi corazón y vivo a duras penas pero... I hardly get over it even though I try to bury the past in my head.
Sacaba culleradas de azucre a duras penas. It took some work to scoop up all the sugar with a spoon.
Este primo suyo a duras penas podría dejarte 150 florines. This cousin of yours could hardly leave 150 guilders.
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