Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday June 11, 2013

barrio, noun:
neighborhood; district

Barrio is a Spanish word meaning neighborhood, or district. Many of the people living in a Spanish barrio know each other and share the same church, shops, traditions and feast days, which unite them as a community.
Despite the associations of the word as often used today in the United States, a barrio is not necessarily a poor district.
Some common phrases including barrio are:

Ese chico no es del barrio.
That boy’s not from this neighborhood.

la pescadería del barrio
the local fish market

el Barrio Chino

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