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backstreet

Pronunciation: /ˈbækstriːt/

Translation of backstreet in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • the backstreets los barrios pobres a kid from the backstreets un chico de origen humilde (before noun/delante del nombre) [abortion] clandestino, ilegal
    Example sentences
    • However the use of illegal backstreet operations to remove the tumours is being slammed by the local authorities.
    • Unemployment at 70% is exacerbating poverty, prostitution, backstreet abortion and honour killing.
    • And some women died from backstreet abortions.

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