- 1.1 (absent) the necessary resources are lacking faltan los recursos necesarios, se carece de los recursos necesarios [formal] a sense of responsibility is sadly lacking among the staff lamentablemente hay falta de responsabilidad entre el personal what I found lacking in her article was … lo que eché en falta en su artículo fue … 1.2 (deficient) to be lacking
insth no tener* algo, carecer* dealgo [formal] he is completely lacking in tact no tiene nada de tacto, carece del más mínimo tacto [formal] she's never lacking in suggestions siempre tiene algo que sugerirMore example sentences
- Even the seeds are partly or wholly lacking, and when present are very thin and small.
- Reports of exactly what is happening or has happened in Tal Afar are lacking, and those that are available have little detail.
- Police presence, which is lacking, should act as a deterrent for criminals.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.