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French translation of 'poverty'

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[ˈpɒvəʳti ]
1.  (financial) pauvreté f
to live in poverty vivre dans la pauvreté
[of thought, imagination] pauvreté f
[values, ambition] indigence f

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Example Sentences Including 'poverty'

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But to some extent poverty is an absolute condition.
Redwood, John The Global Marketplace (1993)
He emphasised that his aim was to tackle poverty.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Asked specifically about world hunger and extreme poverty over a recent period, three-quarters thought it had increased.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Free healthcare and education were of little comfort when food rationing and poverty were all around.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is poverty and lack of education that cause the grief.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Our research shows that 80 per cent of poverty reduction comes about because of economic growth and only 20 per cent is the result of income redistribution.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Since 1990 almost 1.1 billion have escaped extreme poverty.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So much for concern about fuel poverty.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The relative laziness is accompanied by lack of imagination and a poverty of ambition.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
There was no money for health care or public education, he left a country with 40 per cent poverty.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Her case proves that there is an alternative way to deal with extreme poverty.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Your poverty of ambition is breathtaking.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
A little under half of the British population lived in what today we would term as extreme poverty.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As a people we have always had a sense of solidarity and this obligation has been accepted gladly, but poverty is not something that just happens.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Bad as the austerity cuts may feel here, life over there is truly harsh: poverty means something entirely different.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It's just going to get worse unless we tackle poverty.
The Sun (2008)
Its focus has been on poverty, unemployment, education and health.
The Sun (2016)
Nearly a third of its citizens live below the poverty line and unemployment is soaring.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
No one is more in tune with the issues of Third World poverty than these stoic women.
The Sun (2009)
Poverty and a lack of education can often be a cause of these problems.
The Sun (2011)
That the disabled continue to live under the poverty line?
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The benefits of this style of planning can look rather superficial in the face of high unemployment and persistent poverty.
Brindley,Tim & Rydin, Yvonne & Stoker, Gerry Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)
The question is whether we define poverty in absolute or relative terms.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Thousands of working folk are on the poverty line.
The Sun (2013)
We need cheaper energy to power industrial revival and take people out of fuel poverty.
The Sun (2016)
Only when we recognise that a full belly is what counts most can we address real loneliness and real poverty when we find it.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
These help families out of food poverty.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Volunteers at food banks are already bringing their skills to the food poverty challenge.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They preach a message of hope in the midst of gang violence and extreme poverty.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'poverty' in Other Languages

British English: poverty /ˈpɒvətɪ/ NOUN
Poverty is the state of being very poor.
...people living in poverty.
  • American English: poverty
  • Arabic: فَقْر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pobreza
  • Chinese: 贫穷
  • Croatian: siromaštvo
  • Czech: chudoba
  • Danish: fattigdom
  • Dutch: armoede
  • European Spanish: pobreza
  • Finnish: köyhyys
  • French: pauvreté
  • German: Armut
  • Greek: φτώχεια
  • Italian: povertà
  • Japanese: 貧困
  • Korean: 가난
  • Norwegian: fattigdom
  • Polish: ubóstwo
  • European Portuguese: pobreza
  • Romanian: sărăcie
  • Russian: бедность
  • Spanish: pobreza
  • Swedish: fattigdom
  • Thai: ความยากจน
  • Turkish: yoksulluk
  • Ukrainian: бідність
  • Vietnamese: sự nghèo đói


Translation of poverty from the Collins English to French
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