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Hi! So far this week, we've talked about water power and atom power. Today we'll introduce you to a word you can use when there isn't enough of either to go around.

Today's Lesson


  • When there is a shortage of something, there is less of it than is necessary.
  • shortage  は、何かが必要量より少ないこと、つまり、不足という意味です。


  1. When I was in Tanzania, there was a power shortage because there had been so little rain. You see, much of their energy comes from hydroelectric power.
  2. Water shortages are fairly common in Southern California. The climate there is very dry.
  3. There's a shortage of teachers and doctors in many rural areas.

Enjoy the day!