In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1falta feminineescasez feminineshortage of sth/sb — escasez 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
- Soon there was a great shortage of food, and there was no more medicine, and no more clothing.
- During the Italian occupation, there was again a food shortage for about five years.
- In the face of low pay and staff shortages, awards may seem cold comfort.
- Similarly, there are a number of countries facing severe food shortages at the moment.
- They made fields untillable and led to food shortages that continue to this day.
- Part two of my contingency plan addresses the food shortage caused by panic buying.
- Here individuals in villages can deal with localized shortages by drawing on foods that have been stored.
- There are many parts of the world where the shortage of food lasts for years, not just for one.
- Food and other shortages have led to dissatisfaction among the population at large.
- She said there were still many food shortages because of the disruption to supplies.
- This shortage of funds means many schools will have to set deficit budgets for the coming year.
- Demand has been driven by shortages of property and land to develop in these areas.
- Yet shortages did not mean that Soviet citizens were indifferent to consumption.
- They are suffering from acute shortages of food, medicine and clean water.
- 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.
- At the same time, millions of people are facing starvation because of food shortages.
- Up to three million people are facing chronic food shortages in the coming months.
- In many areas civilians are struggling with serious shortages of food, medicine and clean water.
- Food shortages were a problem both for natives and refugees at the end of the war.
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