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乏しい
Readings
とぼしい
toboshii
ともしい
tomoshii
Meanings
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
meagre, meager, scarce, limited, destitute, hard up, lacking, scanty, poorinsuffisant, limité, maigre, misérable, modeste, pauvre, restreintunzureichend, ungenügend, unzulänglich, arm, armselig, bedürftig, mittellos, notleidend

Kanji
ON: ボウKUN: とぼ.しい, とも.しい
destitution, scarce, limited

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
この国には石油が乏しい。Parts: 此の (この), (くに), には, 石油 (せきゆ), 乏しい (とぼしい)Oil is scarce in this country.

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