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slum
American English: /sləm/
British English: /slʌm/

Translation of slum in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (often plural) (poor urban area)
    barrio (masculine) bajo
    barriada (feminine) (Latin America except Southern Cone)
    barrio (masculine) de conventillos (Southern Cone)
    (before noun) slum dweller
    barriobajero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    slum dwelling
    Example sentences
    • However, there is still a large segment of the population which lives in urban slums and poor rural areas without electricity or running water.
    • The appalling social situation in Iran has been highlighted by recent reports of protest marches in working class urban areas and slum districts.
    • The plague was only finally brought under control in 1666 when the Great Fire of London burned down the areas most affected by plague - the city slums inhabited by the poor.
  • 2 (filthy place) [colloquial] [pejorative]
    Example sentences
    • It is reasonable to argue that we should not be building today houses that are thermal slums; too cold in winter and too hot in summer.
    • By-law violations that turn residential buildings into slums are not the only matters the municipal courts will be dealing with.
    • Have they looked at the social consequences of building tomorrow's slums today and what provisions are being put in place to deal with these in the long term?

intransitive verb -mm-

  • to go slumming
    visitar los barrios bajos ( or las barriadas etc)
    Example sentences
    • Kicked out of east-coast prep schools and facing the glum prospect of a military academy, Igby goes slumming in lower Manhattan, but there's a porous border between moneyed respectability and penniless Bohemia.
    • Doing that among the Madison Square Garden crowd where ritzy ladies sported rhinestone and diamanté ‘W’ pins would be like forcing the country club to go slumming on a nice summer's day.
    • But it makes me feel a bit low and dirty, as though I'd been participating in slumming or walking through a madhouse in the 18th Century to laugh at the inmates.

transitive verb -mm-

  • to slum it
    vivir a lo pobre
    Example sentences
    • The good news is that the cooking is better than average, and you won't be slumming it as the place is extremely comfortable.
    • It's always a pleasure when a museum slums it with a pop culture show.
    • Both films have respected older actors slumming it as bad guys.

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