Translation of shortage in Spanish:

shortage

falta, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃɔrdɪdʒ//ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ/

noun

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    falta feminine
    escasez feminine
    shortage of sth/sb falta de algo/algn
    • there were food shortages había escasez de alimentos
    • the housing shortage el problema / la escasez de la vivienda
    • a severe shortage of spare parts una gran escasez de repuestos
    • there is no shortage of helpers/ideas no faltan colaboradores/ideas
    • Food shortages were a problem both for natives and refugees at the end of the war.
    • There are many parts of the world where the shortage of food lasts for years, not just for one.
    • They made fields untillable and led to food shortages that continue to this day.
    • Soon there was a great shortage of food, and there was no more medicine, and no more clothing.
    • She said there were still many food shortages because of the disruption to supplies.
    • Apart from that, the troops achieved their aims despite shortages of arms and poor food.
    • There were food shortages, since people from unaffected areas did not have anything to eat either.
    • Yet shortages did not mean that Soviet citizens were indifferent to consumption.
    • This shortage of funds means many schools will have to set deficit budgets for the coming year.
    • In many areas civilians are struggling with serious shortages of food, medicine and clean water.
    • Up to three million people are facing chronic food shortages in the coming months.
    • Demand has been driven by shortages of property and land to develop in these areas.
    • At the same time, millions of people are facing starvation because of food shortages.
    • During the Italian occupation, there was again a food shortage for about five years.
    • Part two of my contingency plan addresses the food shortage caused by panic buying.
    • Similarly, there are a number of countries facing severe food shortages at the moment.
    • Here individuals in villages can deal with localized shortages by drawing on foods that have been stored.
    • They are suffering from acute shortages of food, medicine and clean water.
    • Food and other shortages have led to dissatisfaction among the population at large.
    • In the face of low pay and staff shortages, awards may seem cold comfort.