"Law is hard, but it is law."

Translation:La loi est dure, mais c'est la loi.

December 4, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/lizcarver

why is difficile offered as an option but is not accepted?

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

The suggestions are just that - suggested translations of that word but they do not contextualise the word in the given sentence.
If something is hard to achieve it might be considered difficile however the sentence is speaking of "the law" which isn't "difficult", per se, but "hard, tough", hence dure.

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

This famous saying was initially in Latin: "Dura lex, sed lex" (lit. hard law, but law).

December 4, 2017
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