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poverty

Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːvərti; ˈpɒvəti/

Translation of poverty in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • uncountable/no numerable pobreza (feminine) he has taken a vow of poverty ha hecho voto de pobreza poverty of ideas/imagination/spirit pobreza de ideas/imaginación/espíritu the poverty of the soil la pobreza del suelo (before noun/delante del nombre) poverty level umbral (masculine) de la pobreza, nivel (masculine) de pobreza they live on the poverty line tienen apenas el mínimo necesario para vivir
    Example sentences
    • The results suggest that providing day care may be insufficient as a strategy to reduce poverty.
    • The new kind of poverty was in the process of acquiring a revolutionary quality.
    • Looking at this village now, it is hard to imagine the poverty that existed here 100 years ago.

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