Hard can be an adjective or an adverb - and the adjective form has two meanings! This book is too hard for me. I can't read it.
(hard = adjective = difficult) This mattress is too hard. I can't sleep.
(hard = adjective = rigid, the opposite of "soft") She's working hard to finish the project by tomorrow.
(hard = adverb = intensely)
Hardly has a completely different meaning. It means "almost not." We have a bad connection - I can hardly hear you. or ( I almost can't hear you) The teacher talks so fast, I can hardly understand her. or ( I almost can't understand her)
Another word to use in this case is barely.
A Book with a Secret
Your intended will open a Valentines gift to reveal a book of love poetry. Most of the pages will be stuck together, but in the one place it opens, a slot will be cut out with the engagement ring inside.
The Language of Love
In a small blank book, write will you marry me? in a different language on each page. Start with the language your sweetheart knows the least, and lead up to her his native language.
Here are a few examples, although you might choose to add more translations.
Spanish: Te Casas Conmigo?
Esperanto to a woman Cu vi edzini?us kun mi? to a man Cu vi edzi?us kun mi?
Japanese: watashito kekkon shite kuremasuka?
Finnish: Haluatko naida minut?
German: Willst Du mich heiraten?
Italian: lo sposerete?
French: Veux tu mepouser?
Portuguese: Queres casar comigo?