sin techo
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This word may also be spelled "sintecho" in the sense shown in 3), and its plural may be “sin techo” or “sin techos.”
sin techo(
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without a home)
a. homeless
El hombre sin techo pedía limosnas en las calles para alimentar a su perro.The homeless man begged on the streets to feed his dog.
b. roofless
Hay tanta pobreza en el país que cada vez hay más familias sin techo.There's so much poverty in the country that there is an increasing number of roofless families.
c. without a roof over one's head
Cuando sus padres murieron, la dejaron sin techo y sin nadie que la cuidara.When her parents died, she was left without a roof over her head and with no one to look after her.
2. (without an upper covering)
a. roofless
La joven pareja convirtió el edificio sin techo en un huerto urbano.The young couple turned the roofless building into an urban garden.
b. without a roof
El huracán destruyó la ciudad y dejó varias casas sin techo.The hurricane destroyed the city and left many houses without a roof.
c. without roof
Fred recorrió la costa manejando un coche sin techo.Fred drove along the coast in a car without roof.
d. with no roof
Visitamos un famoso edificio histórico sin techo en nuestro viaje a Escocia.We visited a famous historic building with no roof on our trip to Scotland.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (person without a home)
a. homeless person
Sara ayudó a un sin techo que vagaba perdido por las calles de la ciudad.Sara helped a homeless person who was wandering through the city streets.
b. homeless (plural)
El refugio provee alimentos y un lugar para dormir para los sin techo.The shelter provides food and a place to sleep for the homeless.
c. roofless (plural)
Un grupo de voluntarios está construyendo hogares para los sin techos.A group of volunteers is building homes for the roofless.
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