Translation of famine in Spanish:

famine

Pronunciation: /ˈfæmən; ˈfæmɪn/

n

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
    More example sentences
    • 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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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.