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barrio

Translation of barrio in English:

sustantivo masculino

Cultural Note: barrio

A city neighborhood, defined by its geographical location, a characteristic of its inhabitants, a particular feature, or its history. Most barrios have very strong identities. Buenos Aires is unique, with a total of forty-six distinctive barrios, some very well known, such as the oldest, San Telmo, and La Boca.
Example sentences
  • El circuito recorre los barrios de Palermo, Balvanera y Flores.
  • Entre ambos barrios hay una enorme explanada a modo de plaza.
  • Yoselindo y Mariana, llegaron al barrio algún tiempo después del fuego.

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