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subsistence
American English: /səbˈsɪstəns/
British English: /səbˈsɪst(ə)ns/

Translation of subsistence in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • they paid us barely enough for subsistence
    nos pagaban lo justo para poder subsistir
    (before noun) (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
    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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