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"Borough" is a noun which is often translated as "el distrito", and "district" is a noun which is also often translated as "el distrito". Learn more about the difference between "borough" and "district" below.
borough(
buh
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ro
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (used to refer to an administrative division in New York City or London)
a. el distrito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He has lived in New York City all his life, but in two different boroughs.Ha vivido en la Ciudad de Nueva York toda la vida, pero en dos distritos diferentes.
b. la delegación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Mark lives in London's largest borough, Bromley.Mark vive en la delegación más grande de Londres, Bromley.
2. (municipality) (United Kingdom)
a. el municipio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She's running for Member of Parliament for the borough of Kettering.Se está postulando para ser miembro del parlamento del municipio de Kettering.
3. (used to refer to a city in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Minnesota)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la ciudad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tina lives in Morton Borough, Pennsylvania.Tina vive en la ciudad de Morton, Pensilvania.
4. (used to refer to a neighborhood in Connecticut)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el barrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ines lives in Fenwick Borough.Inés vive en el barrio de Fenwick.
b. la colonia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I live in the town of Litchfield. - Me too, which borough?Vivo en la ciudad de Litchfield. - Yo también, ¿qué colonia?
5. (used to refer to a county in Alaska)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el condado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fishing boat set sail from the Bristol Bay Borough.El barco de pesca zarpó del condado de Bristol Bay.
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district(
dihs
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trihkt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (area)
a. el distrito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a city)
There are 30 district police stations in the city.Hay 30 comisarías de distrito en la ciudad.
b. el barrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a city)
The wealthy district is located in the north of the city.El barrio rico está ubicado al norte de la ciudad.
c. la región
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of the country)
Half of the inhabitants live in the poorest district of the country.La mitad de los habitantes viven en la región más pobre del país.
d. la zona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of the country)
Police officers from the surrounding districts helped to catch the fugitive.Policías de las zonas colindantes colaboraron para atrapar al fugitivo.
2. (politics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el distrito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Clinton won the district in 1996.Clinton ganó el distrito en 1996.
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