Translation of shortage in Spanish:

shortage

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːrtɪdʒ; ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ/

n

countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable
  • shortage (of sth/sb) falta (f) or escasez (f)(de algo/algn) there were food shortages había escasez de alimentos the housing shortage el problema or la escasez de la vivienda a severe shortage of spare parts una gran escasez de repuestos there is no shortage of helpers/ideas no faltan colaboradores/ideas

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.