Quick answer
"Outskirts" is a noun which is often translated as "las afueras", and "suburb" is a noun which is often translated as "el barrio residencial". Learn more about the difference between "outskirts" and "suburb" below.
outskirts(
aud
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skuhrts
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (periphery)
a. las afueras
(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).
It takes me a long time to get to work because I live on the outskirts of the city.Tardo mucho tiempo en llegar al trabajo porque vivo en las afueras de la ciudad.
b. los alrededores
(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).
I grew up on the outskirts of a small town.Crecí en los alrededores de un pueblo pequeño.
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suburb(
suh
-
buhrb
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el barrio residencial
(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).
I live in a suburb outside of D.C., and I work out there as well.Vivo en un barrio residencial en las afueras de Washington, y allí también trabajo.
b. el barrio periférico
(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).
Many people commute into the city for work from the suburbs.Muchas personas viajan a diario al trabajo en la ciudad desde los barrios periféricos.
c. el suburbio
(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).
I grew up in a suburb where there wasn't a lot of access to education.Crecí en un suburbio donde no había mucho acceso a la educación.
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