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American English: /taʊn/
British English: /taʊn/

Translation of town in Spanish:


  • 1.1 countable or uncountable
    (in general)
    to go into town
    (from outside)
    ir a la ciudad
    (from suburb)
    ir al centro
    in town
    (not outside)
    en la ciudad
    (in center)
    en el centro
    it's the best hotel in town
    es el mejor hotel de la ciudad
    he's the biggest liar in town
    es de lo más mentiroso
    I've lived all my life in towns
    siempre he vivido en ciudad(es)
    they live out of town
    viven en las afueras
    she's out of town at the moment
    está de viaje en este momento
    an out-of-town person
    una persona de fuera
    the next day the news was all over town
    al día siguiente lo sabía la ciudad entera
    to go out on the town, to have a night on the town
    ir or salir de juerga
    to go to town on something
    tirar la casa por la ventana
    no reparar en gastos
    to paint the town red
    irse de juerga
    (before noun) (dweller/life)
    de la ciudad
    Example sentences
    • In Namibia reckless individuals occupy erven in residential areas in cities, towns and villages to conduct their unwanted business.
    • They were organized around an exporting economy, and as a result, the major cities dwarfed other towns within the tributary area.
    • In areas where peasants normally congregated, villages became towns and towns became cities.
    1.2 uncountable and countable
    the whole town knows about it
    lo sabe toda la ciudad or todo el mundo
    town and gown
    los habitantes de la ciudad y el ambiente universitario
    the antagonism between town and gown
    el antagonismo entre los habitantes de la ciudad y el ambiente universitario
    Example sentences
    • Central Vision has taken this further with its detailed submission as to how a campus at York Central would be good for town and gown.
    • No longer are rivalries between town and gown manifested in destruction, riot and murder.

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