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suburb

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbɜːrb; ˈsʌbɜːb/

Translation of suburb in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • barrio (masculine) residencial de las afueras, colonia (feminine) (Mexico/México) the suburbs los barrios periféricos or de las afueras (de la ciudad)
    Example sentences
    • The subjects come from a variety of backgrounds, from inner city ghettoes to upmarket suburbs.
    • It raises the aspirations of its pupils, both in the leafy suburbs and the inner city.
    • A good place to start is in San Angel, one of the city's most charming suburbs.

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