Translation of meager in Spanish:

meager

Pronunciation: /ˈmiːgər; ˈmiːgə(r)/
, (British English/inglés británico) meagre

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (scanty, bare) [portion/salary/resources] escaso, exiguo; [existence] precario
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    • All the same he would queue up with the other drones for hours to receive his meagre earnings.
    • He had laid off some heavy bets recently and his meagre earnings as a postman would not cover them.
    • Through the solid floor of the abode, the chill of winter seeped in, fettered little by the meagre warmth provided by the fire.
    1.2 (thin, feeble) [literary/literario] magro [literary/literario]
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    • She had a slim and meager body, her neck was long, and her cheekbones were easily distinguished.
    • She seemed so meagre and weak, like her body had lost that glow.

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Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.