Translation of escaso in English:

escaso

(-sa)

adj

  • 1.1 (poco, limitado) un país de escasos recursos económicos a country with limited o scant o slender economic resources ante un público escaso in front of a small audience escasas posibilidades de éxito slim o slender chances of success, little chance of success la visibilidad en la zona del aeropuerto es escasa there is poor o limited visibility around the airport la comida resultó escasa there wasn't enough food obras de escasa calidad works of mediocre quality una persona de escasa inteligencia a person of limited intelligence mis conocimientos sobre este tema son escasos my knowledge of this subject is limited 1.2 (en expresiones de medida, peso) falta un mes escaso para que llegue there's barely o scarcely a month to go before it arrives está a una distancia de cinco kilómetros escasos it's barely o scarcely five kilometers away pesa un kilo escaso it weighs barely o scarcely a kilo a escasos tres días/dos meses (AmL) barely three days/two months away se despertó luego de escasas tres horas de sueño (AmL) she awoke having slept for barely three hours 1.3 (falto) escaso de algo short of sth de momento ando escaso de dinero I'm a little o a bit short of money at the moment, money's a bit scarce o tight at the moment andamos escasos de personal we're short-staffed

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