Translation of tenement in Spanish:
- casa (feminine) de vecinos or de vecindad(before noun) tenement block
vecindad (feminine) (Mexico)
conventillo (masculine) (Southern Cone) [pejorative]
solar (masculine) (Cuba)bloque (masculine) de departamentos de alquiler (Latin America)
bloque (masculine) de pisos de alquiler (Spain)Example sentences
- The flat was part of a refurbished block of tenements that belonged to a housing co-operative.
- Rents were horrendous for urban dwellers, with entire families doubling up in crowded single room tenements.
- Various diseases all too often swept through entire city blocks of tenements.
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