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"Distrito" is a noun which is often translated as "district", and "barrio" is a noun which is often translated as "neighborhood". Learn more about the difference between "distrito" and "barrio" below.
distrito(
dees
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tree
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. district
Nos mudamos del centro y nos instalamos en el distrito norte de la ciudad.We moved from downtown to the northern district of the city.
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barrio(
bah
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rryoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (area of town)
a. neighborhood
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nos encanta nuestro barrio porque siempre hay algo que hacer.We love our neighborhood because there's always something to do.
b. neighbourhood (United Kingdom)
Construyeron el barrio sobre puro campo.The neighbourhood was built in open countryside.
c. district
Hay seis barrios encantadores en nuestro condado.There are six charming districts in our county.
d. quarter
Viven en el Barrio Latino de la ciudad, donde se habla mucho el español.They live in the Latin Quarter of the city, where Spanish is widely spoken.
e. area
¿Hay algún parque en tu barrio?Are there any parks in your area?
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