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This word has false cognates that confuses me. Un barrio popular would translate a popular neighborhood in English as some place that attracts visitors.
I don't think it works that way in Spanish. Could someone explain its meaning in Spanish?
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Old October 09, 2019, 07:30 PM
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Without a context, I'd expect "barrio popular" would mean a working class district, an area where the majority of people has a medium to lower income.
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Old October 09, 2019, 09:57 PM
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José José was from la colonia popular Clavería. I assume your guess is right. I means working class in this context.
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Old October 09, 2019, 10:18 PM
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Indeed. I don't know now, because Mexico City's districts have changed a lot over the years, but Clavería used to be an area of middle class and lower middle class.
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Sí, fotos del barrio con sus casas nitidas con bastante árboles, cines, restaurantes, gimnasios parecen típicos de barrios "populares" con significado cotizado. Antes era popular en otra manera. Así son varias regiones Brooklyn y Jersey City en la región metropolitana de Nueva York.
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Había muchas colonias así hace muchos años, pero la mayoría ha cambiado (para bien o para peor), por el empobrecimiento de algunos sectores o por la gentrificación. Ya casi no quedan barrios donde la gente se conozca; en casi toda la ciudad se ha permitido construir conjuntos habitacionales gigantes, enormes edificios de oficinas y plazas comerciales que se llenan de gente.
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¿Escribes sobre Mexico, DF?, porque lo que escribes describe Nueva York que en los últimos años parece una ciudad inyectada con esteroides.
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Así es, Poli. El crecimiento urbano en la Ciudad de México se ha realizado tomando como modelo muchas ciudades extranjeras, no siempre para bien y, con frecuencia, sin mucha planeación a futuro. Cuando visité Nueva York hace casi 20 años me gustó mucho; era como una imagen futurista de la Ciudad de México. Lo que no me imaginé fue que el modelo de desarrollo lo fueran a implementar tan mal aquí. ;(
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