In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(poor urban area)barrio bajo masculinebarriada feminine Latin America Southern Conebarrio de conventillos masculine Southern Conebefore noun slum dweller — barriobajera feminine
- slum dwelling — tugurio
- Therefore, I will ensure that urban poor living in slums will get better amenities.
- In his later articles, Brown increasingly referred to the urban problems of slums, blighted areas and suburban sprawl.
- 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.
- But these young people are choosing to live in the world's most destitute urban slums, among the poorest of the poor.
- The appalling social situation in Iran has been highlighted by recent reports of protest marches in working class urban areas and slum districts.
- However, there is still a large segment of the population which lives in urban slums and poor rural areas without electricity or running water.
- The focus should be on rural areas and urban slums, where illiteracy and poor hygiene will have to be tackled.
- In the majority world many rural people buy and sell in the urban centres as well, and increasingly are being forced to move into urban areas-often into slums or ghettos.
- It is like an inner-city slum and the street cleaning leaves a lot to be desired.
- As you can see, the Red Party has a lot of natural support in inner city slum areas like this.
- She ended up living and working with Hong Kong's most despised and poorest inhabitants in a slum known as the Walled City.
- The plague was only finally brought under control in 1666 when the Great Fire of London burned down the areas most affected by plague - the city slums inhabited by the poor.
- The Trust introduced on April 1 a mobile dispensary which will make rounds of slums and localities inhabited by poor sections of society to provide free medical treatment.
- As recent experience has shown, what it does do is increase the gap between rich and poor, pulling vast numbers of people away from the land into squalid urban slums.
- Begun in April 2003, it is a non-profit organisation with a mission to unleash the potential of the slum, street and orphaned children of urban India.
- As part of the activities of the trust we have started free classes for girl students from local government schools from a nearby slum who come from poor families.
- There is also a primary school at the premises run by the committee for the poor and slum dwellers in the locality.
- In-between each of these districts are the slums, where the poor and destitute mope, hating their lives.
- Its control of poor slum areas and inner cities resulted from the chaos that was brought about by the occupation; it was not itself the cause of the chaos.
- According to Richard Franceys, putting water supply on a commercial basis has meant more money to connect the very poorest people in the slums and shanty towns.
- Its cities combine modern skyscrapers, suburban houses, and impoverished slums.
- It is in fact, a concrete jungle where towering high-rises, slums and resplendent Gothic buildings lie next to each other.
- By-law violations that turn residential buildings into slums are not the only matters the municipal courts will be dealing with.
- Many city dwellers live in slums and tenement buildings
- It made my dorm building look like a slum, that was for sure.
- The best home the family of seven can afford is this wood shack in a slum.
- Most poor Hindu women had no inhibitions about working, whether they lived in slums or tenements.
- It is reasonable to argue that we should not be building today houses that are thermal slums; too cold in winter and too hot in summer.
- Too many buses are slums on wheels - services provided by people who do not use them for people that they do not care about.
- Blunkett's conclusion was that ‘if you live in a slum in a high-rise building and you are on your own with three children, the idea of liberty and freedom means nothing’.
- These houses are not slums - Prescott is currently paying up to £200,000 per house - in order to demolish them.
- The area, just five minutes drive south from the luxury dockland apartments and gleaming office blocks in Leeds city centre, is now a mixture of decent semi-detached family houses and rundown terrace slums.
- Historic houses were being labelled slums just because they were old.
- But ironically the former slum houses are now sought-after properties following regeneration and the flats have become increasingly unpopular with residents.
- Steve told Tim it's best to avoid buying glamorous houses, and slums.
- Three decades on these houses are slums to be demolished and the greenway, as described in your article, is a vandalised yobs' playground full of litter and burned-out cars.
- I think that we will live here for maybe 12 months and then move elsewhere leaving the house as a slum and make a start again a little further down the road.
- What we are building are the slums of the future.
- Or we will end up building mansions in the midst of slums."
- Have they looked at the social consequences of building tomorrow's slums today and what provisions are being put in place to deal with these in the long term?
2informal, derogatory(filthy place)pocilga femininechiquero masculine Latin America
1to go slumming — visitar los barrios bajos (/ las barriadas etc. )
1to slum it — vivir a lo pobre
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