Chinese Traditional: 缺乏
Chinese Simplified: 缺乏
Pinyin: que1 fa2
Zhuyin: ㄑㄩㄝ ㄈㄚˊ
English Meaning: 1. to lack, to be short of something 2. shortage
German Meaning: Mangel, fehlen
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法院因缺乏證據而不受理這個案件。
法院因缺乏证据而不受理这个案件。
fa3 yuan4 yin1 que1 fa2 zheng4 ju4 er2 bu2 shou4 li3 zhe4 ge5 an4 jian4.
The court dismissed the case for lack of evidence.
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quē

1. deficiency 2. scarce 3. to lack, to run short of 4. vacant post

Here: to lack, to run short of

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short of, lack of

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