In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shortage) escasez femenino(shortage) carestía femenino(infrequency) lo poco comúnbefore noun it has scarcity value — es valioso por lo escaso
- It should not be relegated to a matter that was only given close attention in times of drought and water scarcity.
- In a market economy it is as easy to fall as to rise, but in periods of scarcity and famine, easier to survive within such a system than outside it.
- Such is the official apathy that drought and food scarcities have found little space for intellectual discussions and strategic planning.
- This lack of scarcity makes this concert even sillier, as there is nothing special about it.
- In general, beech nuts have been regarded as food for humans in times of famine or scarcity.
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