Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday October 1, 2013

resultar, verb:
to be

Resultar is sometimes used with the meaning of to be, usually with a following adjective. It is often used in the third person (impersonally), as in:

Resulta difícil creer su versión de los acontecimientos.
It’s difficult to believe his version of events.

It can also be used with a pronoun or noun complement, to refer to the person involved:

Le va a resultar difícil cumplir su misión.
It’s going to be difficult for him to complete his mission.

A José le resultó imposible hacerlo.
It was impossible for Jose to do it.

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