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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːrtɪdʒ; ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ/

Translation of shortage in Spanish:


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  • shortage (of sth/sb) falta (feminine) or escasez (feminine)(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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