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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “lean”

lean

adjective (NOT ENOUGH)
不够
 
 
/liːn/
If a period of time is lean, there is not enough of something, especially money or food, at that time
收益少的,匮乏的
It has been a particularly lean year for the education department.
对教育部而言这是尤为不景气的一年。
Poverty and poor
(Definition of lean adjective (NOT ENOUGH) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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