shortage
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shortage(
shawr
-
dihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la escasez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The water shortage threatens to destroy most of our crops.La escasez del agua amenaza con destruirnos la mayoría de las cosechas.
b. la falta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The foundation is facing a cash shortage.La fundación se enfrenta a una falta de efectivo.
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shortage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la escasez f, carestía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
petrol/food shortageescasez de gasolina or
he has no shortage of ideasno le faltan ideas
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shortage [ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ]
noun
1 (lack) escasez (f); falta (f)
a water shortage escasez or falta de agua; shortage of staff escasez or falta de personal; the housing shortage la crisis de la vivienda; there is no shortage of advice no es que falten consejos; no faltan los consejos
the food shortage There's a world shortage of fuel Up to the early sixties there was no shortage at all of good students Bungalows were built in 1946 to ease \the housing shortage\ after the last war. there was no shortage of water owing to the shortage of staff
2 (state of deficiency) escasez (f)
in times of shortage en las épocas de escasez
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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food shortage
la escasez de alimentos
water shortage
escasez de agua
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