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Pronunciation: /skers; skeəs/

Translation of scarce in Spanish:


  • escaso squandering their scarce reserves of oil dilapidando sus exiguas or escasas reservas de petróleo to be scarce escasear when food is scarce cuando escasean los alimentos copies of the book were very scarce había muy pocos ejemplares del libro to make oneself scarce esfumarse [colloquial/familiar], desaparecer* del mapa [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • This was compounded by a growing competition for scarce food resources.
    • They saw their families and communities through difficult times, when money was scarce and the demands of rural life were very demanding.
    • This may be so fundamental to the business that diverting scarce resources and money into longer-term plans would be wrong.


  • [literary/literario] apenas I could scarce believe it apenas podía creerlo

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