Translation of overcrowding in Spanish:
- 1 (in general) this was done to relieve overcrowding on the platforms esto se llevó a cabo para paliar el congestionamiento en los andenes they complained about the overcrowding on the trains se quejaron de lo aborrotados que iban los trenes
- 2 (in prisons) hacinamiento (masculine) the severe overcrowding in our prisons el hacinamiento en nuestras cárceles
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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.