In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1escasosquandering their scarce reserves of oil — dilapidando sus exiguas / escasas reservas de petróleo
- to be scarce — escasear
- when food is scarce — cuando escasean los alimentos
- copies of the book were very scarce — había muy pocos ejemplares del libro
- Public money is involved, by definition a scarce resource that has many competing claims to its use.
- This was compounded by a growing competition for scarce food resources.
- I must eat until sated: Early humans lived in an environment in which food resources were scarce.
- This may be so fundamental to the business that diverting scarce resources and money into longer-term plans would be wrong.
- Difficult choices must be made in the allocation of scarce resources between current and capital expenditure.
- Coastal land resources are scarce because of high demand and low supply.
- Black market trading in scarce food and petrol puts inflation closer to 700%.
- They are used to increase public health and conserve scarce resources.
- Food was scarce and money flooded off the presses. 476 million rubles were printed in April, one billion in July.
- In critical care, networks have been used to increase efficiency and responsiveness by combining scarce resources to iron out the effect of variations in demand.
- Attractive though the technique appears, we must demand more from such an expensive and still scarce resource.
- Even impoverished Southerners snubbed peanuts until food was scarce.
- First, it would not require each country to expend scarce resources to build its own defenses against every air and missile threat.
- I start from the basic supposition that economics is the study of allocating scarce resources and not simply the study of money.
- Even Sarah, who was seven, understood that money was tight and food was scarce.
- Ordinary people, after all, just want to get along with their lives, with the routine and mundane task of eking out a living out of scarce resources.
- This can often mean fighting for scarce resources, particularly when the demands on these resources come from the normal operational demands of the business.
- We look at cost structure, how you're spending money, how you prioritize scarce resources.
- This will be too demanding on the scarce land resource to make the population feel comfortable.
- They saw their families and communities through difficult times, when money was scarce and the demands of rural life were very demanding.
1apenasI could scarce believe it — apenas podía creerlo
- I went to the bucket but there was scarce any left.
- In recent years, the beleaguered couple have been scarce on the social scene.
- At that moment the beast-man charged the Kshatriya; Viro scarce had time to roll.
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