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nounPlural ghettos, Plural ghettoes
1(Jewish area)gueto masculine
- It was a Jewish family, and Nathan was born in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw.
- In the Jewish ghetto stands a 15th century house, adorned with a fragment of classical frieze and a stone lion, borrowed from some ruin that had no further use for it.
- The hardships of life in the Jewish ghettos of Eastern Europe, as well as the political turmoil in those countries, stimulated the ideologically motivated Jewish immigration to the Land of Israel.
- They were sent by train to Lodz in Poland where a Jewish ghetto already existed.
- She and her mother were moved into the Jewish ghetto.
2(slum area)gueto masculine
- The subjects come from a variety of backgrounds, from inner city ghettoes to upmarket suburbs.
- Boxers, prize fighters in particular, often emerge from inner-city ghettos with no backing, no education, no money.
- It's a very pretty island, but some places look like inner city ghettos as you walk down the beach.
- In cities in India, as well as in Brazil and other deeply divided countries, quite luxurious enclaves coexist uneasily with slum and ghettos.
- Hip hop is a music that has been evolved out of the ghettoes of inner cities, whether it's in Jamaica or the United States.
- The only parts of this country which can be broadly described thus are ghettos in inner cities, usually no more than ten per cent of the total population.
- The slum buildings of the ghetto produce an endless stream of hungry and fearful rats.
- As well as this lack of opportunity, there seems to be so much violence in the ghettos, in the slums, the project areas, where most of the immigrants have to live.
- I was going to leave my glamorous life behind in this rich and prep place, back to the slums and ghettos of the slowly decaying city in the east.
- Inner city ghettos of the poor are increasingly isolated.
- We seek a world with no class barriers where you can go to the corporate businessman's mansion without fear of being arrested, or to the inner city ghettos without fear of being robbed.
- It's not poverty, you're not living in the ghetto or slum, but there's a kind of blandness to it.
- Wealthy areas coexisted with black ghettos and Hispanic barrios.
- Shantytowns and ghettos across our planet house nearly 4 billion people subsisting on less than $2,000 per year.
- The northern city ghettos were now moving more and more towards militancy.
- Old Muslim localities are piles of rubble and ruin with hardly any sign of government help for rejuvenation of Muslim ghettos and slums in urban areas around towns and cities of India.
- There was anger about the lack of prospects and poor schools, and young people from ethnic minorities felt trapped in ghettos.
- The Irish in Australia did not occupy ghettoes, and Irishwomen were particularly likely to marry non-Irish husbands.
- The result was riots in black ghettos in East Coast cities.
- Indeed, the unemployment rate in these outer city ghettos is four times the national average.
3(enclave)gueto masculinea cultural ghetto — un gueto cultural
- before noun they have a ghetto mentality — ellos mismos se marginan
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