nouncountable and uncountable
- shortage (
ofsomething/somebody)falta (feminine) or escasez (feminine) (there were food shortages dealgo/alguien)había escasez de alimentosthe housing shortageel problema or la escasez de la viviendaa severe shortage of spare partsuna gran escasez de repuestosthere is no shortage of helpers/ideasno faltan colaboradores/ideasExample sentences
- There are many parts of the world where the shortage of food lasts for years, not just for one.
- Demand has been driven by shortages of property and land to develop in these areas.
- Food shortages were a problem both for natives and refugees at the end of the war.
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