Translation of famine in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈfæmən; ˈfæmɪn/


countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable
  • hambruna (f), hambre (f‡) there's a famine of good novels this year hay una verdadera escasez de buenas novelas este año (before noun/delante del nombre) famine relief asistencia (feminine) a las víctimas de la hambruna or del hambre
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    • But there is no doubt that the number of deaths from famine and from the results of malnutrition were at least of the order associated with the great famines of the past.
    • For example, warring factions often induce drought and famine through the use of scorched-earth tactics.
    • A poorly thought out redistribution policy could result in famine and disaster similar to what has happened in Zimbabwe.

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