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"Barrio" is a noun which is often translated as "neighborhood", and "acera" is a noun which is often translated as "sidewalk". Learn more about the difference between "barrio" and "acera" below.
barrio(
bah
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rryoh
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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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acera(
ah
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seh
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (paved footway)
a. sidewalk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Frank iba caminando por la acera cuando oyó que lo llamaban.Frank was walking on the sidewalk when he heard someone calling him.
b. pavement (United Kingdom)
Un vehículo bloqueaba el paso en la acera y tuvimos que ir por la calle.A vehicle was blocking the access to the pavement so we had to walk down the street.
c. footpath (United Kingdom)
Súbete a la acera o te atropellará un auto.Get on the footpath or you'll get hit by a car.
2. (neighboring homes)
a. side of the street
Cuando éramos pequeñas, Ceci y yo vivíamos en la misma acera.When we were little, Ceci and I lived on the same side of the street.
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