Translation of subsistence in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /səbˈsɪstəns/


uncountable/no numerable
  • subsistencia (feminine) they paid us barely enough for subsistence nos pagaban lo justo para poder subsistir (before noun/delante del nombre) [agriculture/crop/farming] de subsistencia; [economy] economía (feminine) de subsistencia subsistence wage sueldo (masculine) de hambre to live at subsistence level vivir con lo justo para subsistir
    More example sentences
    • The decline in subsistence production for domestic consumption means that people are doubly disappointed, as they need to buy rice and have no income.
    • Costs of living differ radically, and where subsistence production accounts for a large part of the food supply, GNP grossly underestimates wealth.
    • They have a fallback in subsistence production and other cash crops, such as cocoa and copra.

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