English-German translation for "scarce"

"scarce" German translation

scarce
[skɛ(r)s]adjective | Adjektiv adj

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examples
  • food was scarce
    Lebensmittel waren knapp
    food was scarce
  • scarce goods, scarce commodities commercial term, commerce | Wirtschaft/VolkswirtschaftWIRTSCH
    Mangelwaren
    scarce goods, scarce commodities commercial term, commerce | Wirtschaft/VolkswirtschaftWIRTSCH
  • rare | seltenselten, rar, schwer zu finden(d)
    scarce rare
    scarce rare
  • scarce syn vgl. → see „infrequent
    scarce syn vgl. → see „infrequent
examples
  • a scarce book
    ein seltenes Buch
    a scarce book
  • to make oneself scarce familiar, informal | umgangssprachlichumg
    (von der Bildfläche) verschwinden
    to make oneself scarce familiar, informal | umgangssprachlichumg
  • to make oneself scarce
    sich dünn(e) machen
    to make oneself scarce
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scarce
[skɛ(r)s]adverb | Adverb adv obsolete | obsolet, begrifflich veraltetobsor | oder od poetic, poetically | poetisch, dichterischpoet

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Das würde zur Reduktion des Verbrauchs von knappen natürlichen Ressourcen beitragen.
This would help reduce consumption of scarce natural resources.
Source: News-Commentary
Letztlich bleibt es uns als Parlament überlassen, die knappen Mittel möglichst redlich zu verteilen.
Ultimately, it is down to us, as Parliament, to allocate the scarce resources as fairly as possible.
Source: Europarl
Fisch ist für uns alle ein rares Gut.
Fish are a universally scarce resource.
Source: Europarl
Wenn Lebensmittel knapp sind, werden sie geteilt.
When food is scarce, people share.
Source: News-Commentary
Infolgedessen war die Franc-Zone immer von Geldknappheit und hohen Zinssätze geprägt.
As a result, the franc zone's basic features have always been scarce money and high interest rates.
Source: News-Commentary
Sie ist eine knappe Ressource.
It is a scarce commodity.
Source: Europarl
Es entsteht auch Diskriminierung, wenn Grundbedürfnisse der Menschen unnötig verknappt werden.
There is also discrimination if the basic requirements of people are made unnecessarily scarce.
Source: Europarl
Lebensmittel sind rar und Elektrizität nicht vorhanden.
Food is scarce, and electricity is non-existent.
Source: GlobalVoices
Die Zeit von Staats- und Regierungschefs ist ein knappes Gut.
Leaders time ’ is a scarce resource.
Source: News-Commentary
Dort ist das Wasser Jahr für Jahr so knapp, dass die Ernten bestenfalls karg ausfallen.
These are places where water is so scarce year after year that crop production is marginal at best.
Source: News-Commentary
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