Translation of slum in Spanish:

slum

Pronunciation: /slʌm/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (often plural/frecuentemente plural) (poor urban area) barrio (masculine) bajo, barriada (feminine) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) , barrio (masculine) de conventillos (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (before noun/delante del nombre) slum dweller barriobajero, (masculine, feminine) slum dwelling tugurio (masculine) 1.2 (filthy place) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] pocilga (feminine), chiquero (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • 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.
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    • 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/verbo intransitivo (-mm-)

  • to go slumming visitar los barrios bajos ( or las barriadas etc)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-mm-)

  • to slum it vivir a lo pobre

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.