the difference between problem and trouble

the difference between problem and trouble

Hi, everyone

Yesterday my Macbook was finally sent to Apple store to be repaired, so I am going to post in English now.  I'm going to explaing this posting in detail later if you need.

Today, let’s look at the difference between problem and trouble.



The word problem is connected with the word "solution." There is usually some specific way to resolve a problem. If there's a problem with your computer, the computer repairman can fix it. If you have a problem in your relationship, you can talk to the other person to find a solution.

The word trouble is more connected with general difficulties. We often use the phrase "having trouble" to mean "having difficulty":

I'm having trouble sleeping. = I'm having difficulty sleeping.

If someone "is in trouble" or "gets in trouble," it means they are in a bad situation:

The boy got in trouble for stealing a toy from the store.
(= he will be disciplined)
If sales don't start improving soon, our company will be in trouble.
(= the company will have difficulty surviving)

The word problem is countable, and the word trouble is usually uncountable. We can say "a problem," but not "a trouble."

    There's a problem with my online bank account.
    I'm having some trouble logging into my bank account.
    The speaker talked about five major problems in society. (not five troubles)

Thanks for studying Today!

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