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Old 13th June 2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Me cuesta . . .

In the podcasts, I keep hearing "me cuesta". . . but not in the context of $ . . . Its usually something like

". . . todavía me cuesta entender . . ."

Whats it mean?
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Old 13th June 2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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". . . todavía me cuesta entender . . ."
I still find it difficult to understand..... Rough guess.
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In the podcasts, I keep hearing "me cuesta". . . but not in the context of $ . . . Its usually something like

". . . todavía me cuesta entender . . ."

Whats it mean?
I know exactly what it means but it's kind of hard to translate.
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Old 13th June 2006, 10:31 PM   #4
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Isn't it meant to convey that a certain activity places a drain or takes considerable effort?
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Old 13th June 2006, 10:36 PM   #5
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Isn't it meant to convey that a certain activity places a drain or takes considerable effort?
Yes. In Dutch, we say almost exactly the same thing.
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Old 13th June 2006, 10:45 PM   #6
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Gracias Amigos!
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Old 13th June 2006, 10:57 PM   #7
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I still find it difficult to understand..... Rough guess.
That's about it!
Or 'It's hard (for me) to....'

e.g. me cuesta mucho levantarme los viernes- I find it really hard to get up on Fridays
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En holandés, se dice: het kost me moeite = me cuesta un esfuerzo. ( literal translation)
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