UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɪfɪkəlt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt, -kəlt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(difi kult′, -kəlt)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a difficult [exam, task, job]
  2. a difficult [situation, problem, issue, business]
  3. that's a very difficult [question, problem] to [answer, solve]
  4. [so, too] difficult to answer
  5. difficult to [find, answer, say, do, understand]
  6. difficult to [handle, manage, deal with, cope]
  7. a difficult [puzzle, crossword, conundrum]
  8. difficult [conditions, circumstances, terms]
  9. going through a difficult [period, time, patch, year]
  10. finding it difficult to [sleep, concentrate, breathe]
  11. the [store, information, book] is difficult to find
  12. [extremely, impossibly, very, quite, rather] difficult
  13. difficult but not [impossible, unsurmountable, out of the question]
  14. a difficult [person, baby, child, teenager, student, individual]
  15. is at a difficult age
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