A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (district)
a. neighborhood
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nos mudamos a una vecindad residencial y de clase media.We moved to a residential, middle-class neighborhood.
b. neighbourhood (United Kingdom)
Es una vecindad segura y tranquila, pero me queda lejos de la oficina en el centro.It's a quiet and safe neighbourhood, but it's far from my office downtown.
2. (nearby area)
a. vicinity
No hay hospitales públicos en la vecindad.There are no public hospitals in the vicinity.
b. neighborhood
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pegamos avisos en la vecindad donde habían visto al perro extraviado.We hung posters in the neighborhood where the stray dog had been seen.
c. neighbourhood (United Kingdom)
Disculpa, ¿sabes si hay una peluquería en la vecindad?Excuse me, do you know if there's a barbershop in the neighbourhood?
3. (people living nearby)
a. neighbors
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Toda la vecindad sabe que Luis está involucrado en la venta de drogas.All the neighbors know that Luis is involved in drug dealing.
b. neighbours (United Kingdom)
Anoche nuestro perro despertó a toda la vecindad con sus ladridos.Last night, our dog kept all the neighbours awake with his barking.
c. neighborhood
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Toda la vecindad ayudó a apagar el fuego.The whole neighborhood helped to put out the fire.
d. neighbourhood (United Kingdom)
Susana engaña a su esposo con el señor Sánchez. Toda la vecindad lo sabe.Susana is cheating on her husband with Mr. Sanchez. The whole neighbourhood knows it.
e. residents
Le pregunté a toda la vecindad, pero nadie había visto a mi perro.I asked all the residents, but nobody had seen my dog.
4. (slum)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. tenement house
Nos criamos en una vecindad con otras familias de refugiados.We grew up in a tenement house with other refugee families.
b. tenement block (United Kingdom)
Los inmigrantes pobres vivieron en vecindades hasta que pudieron mudarse al campo.The poor immigrants lived in tenement blocks until they could move to the country.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vecindario)
a. neighborhood
2. (cualidad)
a. neighborliness
3. (alrededores)
a. vicinity
b. communal dwelling where poor families each live in a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen
Regionalism used in Mexico
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1 (barrio) neighbourhood; neighborhood; (EEUU) (cercanía) vicinity; (Latinoamérica) (barrio pobre) inner-city slum
2 (vecinos) neighbours
; (p)
; (EEUU) (p)
(comunidad local) local community; (residentes) residents
; (p)
de bloque, etc
3 (Jur) residence; abode
declarar su vecindad to state where one lives; give one's place of residence
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