precario

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precario(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (delicate)
a. precarious
El náufrago rescatado tiene un estado de salud precario, pero sobrevivirá.The rescued castaway is in a state of precarious health, but he'll survive.
2. (not as good as necessary)
a. poor
Peter habla un español muy precario.Peter's Spanish is very poor.
3. (meager)
a. scarce
La población en zonas rurales disponen de recursos precarios para combatir la epidemia.The population in rural areas have scarce resources to combat the epidemic.
4. (unpredictable)
a. unstable
La situación es precaria, por lo que tenemos que ser precavidos.We're facing an unstable situation, so it's better to be cautious.
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precario
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. precarious
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precario
adjective
[+salud] precarious; [+situación] precarious; difficult; [+economía, democracia] unstable; [+vivienda] poor; inferior; [+medios] unpredictable; reduced;
precarious state
dejar a algn en precario to leave sb in a difficult situation; estamos en precario we are in a difficult situation; vivir en precario to live from hand to mouth; scrape a living
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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