Escasez in English | Spanish to English Translation
escasez
feminine noun
1. (insufficiency)
a. shortage 
Cada domingo tenemos una escasez de agua en nuestra colonia.Every Sunday we have a shortage of water in our neighborhood.
b. scarcity 
Tenemos bastante agua en nuestro pozo, pero una escasez de electricidad para bombearla.We have plenty of water in our well, but a scarcity of electricity to pump it.
2. (deprivation)
a. poverty 
Por la escasez que sufren en sus comunidades rurales, muchos indígenas se trasladan a las ciudades.Because of the poverty they suffer in their rural communities, many indigenous people move to the cities.
escasez
feminine noun
1. shortage (insuficiencia); poverty (pobreza)
  • escasez de mano de obralabor shortage
escasez
1 (insuficiencia) shortage; scarcity (formal)
escasez de agua shortage o scarcity (formal) of water; escasez de fondos shortage of funds; hay escasez de medicamentos there is a shortage of medicine; medicine is in short supply; escasez de mano de obra/viviendas labour/housing shortage
2 (pobreza) poverty
viven en la escasez they live in poverty
3 escaseces (apuros)
han pasado muchas escaseces they suffered great hardships
4 (tacañería) meanness; stinginess
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