In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1they/we were short-staffed — no tenían/no teníamos personal suficiente
- In August, we were very busy because it was so hot but we were short-staffed because a lot of people were off on holiday.
- It also revealed that the Clyde-based agency was short-staffed on the day of the tragedy last July.
- We were so short-staffed at points that senior management were often doing the duties of junior prison officers.
- So everyone was very stressed, a bit short-staffed.
- Occasionally when we are short-staffed we have to pull people away from monitoring.
- Eventually she became exhausted from the long hours at the short-staffed school.
- Other essential services are also short-staffed.
- Harborview can't find the nursing and support personnel to handle the patient load it has now; it's chronically short-staffed.
- If some commuters cannot get in then some employers will find themselves short-staffed.
- Although officially retired in 2001, Mrs Cullen regularly taught lessons at the school when the school was short-staffed.
- We have been short-staffed at work because people keep going on holiday.
- Childcare centres are too short-staffed to adequately educate young Tasmanian children, says an international speaker on education.
- The business of health care combined with staff turnover and being short-staffed can affect a perioperative nurse's morale.
- We expressed sympathy for her being short-staffed on such a busy night, and she asked if we liked free stuff.
- The midwife said jokingly they were quite short-staffed so they were glad I didn't give birth in the hospital.
- It may be worth getting to know what recruitment resources are at your disposal even if you aren't short-staffed currently.
- What does the future hold for us when we don't feel safe because we never see police in the area but a dozen officers can sit in a hall for three hours while complaining they are short-staffed?
- We knew we weren't supposed to do it, but we did it because we were short-staffed and it was the only way to get the rounds done on time.
- In Arizona, officials say, more than a hundred prison guards are serving overseas, leaving their already crowded prisons badly short-staffed.
- We don't want to cause disruption to the public but we are short-staffed and our pay rise wasn't good and people are upset.
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