n épreuves fpl , privations fpl
→ They had experienced the hardships of life in the ghetto
→ the pleasures and hardships of pioneer life are conveyed in his new novel
→ He says that the proposal to end widows' pensions will "cause untold hardship for millions of women"
the hardship experienced by many who are out of work les épreuves qu'endurent beaucoup de gens sans emploi, les privations qu'endurent beaucoup de gens sans emploi
economic hardship (for country)
difficultés mpl économiques
→ a long winter of war and economic hardship
problèmes mpl d'argent
→ he was facing economic hardship
to suffer hardship traverser des épreuves
→ He suffered fearful hardship in captivity.
→ Many people in this area are suffering great hardship.
→ The hardship suffered by the workers and their families was felt in the winter of 1916/17 to be becoming insupportable.
→ They blame the government for the many hardships they have suffered in the past few years.
Many people are suffering economic hardship. Beaucoup de gens ont des difficultés financières.
it's no hardship to do sth ce n'est pas la mer à boire de faire qch
→ it was no hardship to refuse her offer
→ It would be no hardship to stay here a few more days