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shanty town nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ghetto, slum) (ES)barrio de chabolas loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala").
 People live in shanty towns because they have no other choice.
 La gente que vive en barrios de chabolas normalmente no tiene otra opción.
  (AR)villa nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
  (UY)cantegril nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Por más que muchos gobiernos lo intentaron, no han logrado erradicar los cantegriles.
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