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dur

English translation of dur

hard

The French word for 'hard' is 'dur'. Just like in English, it can be used to refer to the toughness or difficulty of something. For instance, a difficult test could be called 'un test dur'. It can also refer to a hard, non-flexible object. Additionally, the pronunciation of 'dur' is very similar to the English word 'door'.


Example sentences using: dur

Être un leader est dur

English translation of Être un leader est dur

Being a leader is hard

In this sentence, 'dur' is used to express the emotional and social challenges of being a leader.

Le travail était vraiment dur

English translation of Le travail était vraiment dur

The work was really hard

In this case 'dur' is used to describe the difficulty or toughness of a task, specifically work in this sentence.

Il a un coeur dur

English translation of Il a un coeur dur

He has a hard heart

In this example, 'dur' is used metaphorically to describe someone who is uncompassionate or insensitive.

L'examen était dur

English translation of L'examen était dur

The exam was hard

Here, 'dur' is used to describe the level of difficulty of an exam.

C'est dur de dire au revoir

English translation of C'est dur de dire au revoir

It's hard to say goodbye

'Dur' here expresses emotional difficulty, indicating that saying goodbye to someone can be an emotionally challenging experience.

Son attitude était dur à accepter

English translation of Son attitude était dur à accepter

His attitude was hard to accept

In this sentence, 'dur' is used to describe how difficult it was to accept a person's attitude.

Travailler sous le soleil est vraiment dur

English translation of Travailler sous le soleil est vraiment dur

Working under the sun is really hard

The word 'dur' here expresses the physical exertion and discomfort someone might experience working outdoors in hot, sunny conditions.

La vie dans la jungle est dur

English translation of La vie dans la jungle est dur

Life in the jungle is hard

In this context, 'dur' is used to describe the challenging living conditions in the jungle.

Apprendre une nouvelle langue est dur

English translation of Apprendre une nouvelle langue est dur

Learning a new language is hard

Here, 'dur' describes the cognitive difficulty often associated with learning a new language.

Se lever tôt est dur

English translation of Se lever tôt est dur

In this instance, 'dur' is used to express the difficulty or personal struggle of waking up early.

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