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obstacle in English:

1. barrier barrier


High tariffs have become a barrier to international trade.
The first question we must raise is whether a cultural barrier existed between those groups.
Disability need not be a barrier to a successful career.
Lack of confidence is a serious psychological barrier.
He raised the barrier to let her pass.
The car hit the barrier and stopped.
"The language barrier and cost of the proceedings represent additional obstacles. "
The most difficult thing about moving to a foreign country is the language barrier.
how is the barrier!!!
Do you think they'll break the 10-second barrier in the 100-meter dash?
To keep holding the barrier up is just to wait for death! So we're going to go out past the wall and counter attack the enemy, you ready!?
They contacted the station staff but the man had left the area and gone out through the ticket barrier.

2. hurdle


If a runner hits a hurdle it will fall over.
face an added hurdle - a promising career can be extremely hard to pursue unless you have an inside contact
The majority of candidates fail at the first hurdle and never get the job.
Apple has faced hurdle after hurdle in getting the system adopted both in the United States and elsewhere.
A chase involves larger, rigid fences while a hurdle race is run over shorter, more flexible obstacles.
She was in the lead by the second hurdle.
Tony fell over the second hurdle and broke his leg.
there are many hurdles to overcome
That is a very high hurdle to reach
the bill may face hurdles 2. The weather will be the biggest hurdle so I have to be ready 3. She learnt to hurdle by leaping over bales of hay on her family's farm
That's because before drones can truly take flight, they'll have to surmount legal and regulatory hurdles.

3. something that makes it difficult to achieve something