Talk:Barrio

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B and V[edit]

The letters b and v always represent the same sound in Spanish. If someone tells you otherwise, it's wrong. It's not "virtually" the same sound; it is the same phoneme represented by two different letters, for historical reasons, and varying in realization between a plosive [b] and a fricative [β]. Even invierno is pronounced [imbjɛrno]! In ages past, teachers would tell students to pronounce v as a labiodental fricative, but that was never the actual spoken pronunciation. —Pablo D. Flores (Talk) 18:00, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

barrio chino <> chinatown[edit]

In the article:

In Spanish, Chinatowns are known as barrios chinos; similarly, all ethnic ghettos and "-towns" receive the name barrio plus the appropriate qualifying adjective.

It is half true. An ethnic ghetto is called Barrio X (where X is the adjective), BUT barrio chino is an exception. It means mostly "red lights district", and only very marginally "chinatown". --83.35.138.204 14:41, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

What? Where's that usage found? —Pablo D. Flores (Talk) 15:09, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Unsourced statement[edit]

Somebody, please check and confirm the last line of "Other Appearances" or delete it, if need be. 60.49.156.38 (talk) 02:42, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Disadvantages of Living in the Barrio[edit]

Briefly, Barrios are over populated. They also lack clean water, no electricity, drainage, and other services. I would like to add more information in this with references. http://www.marxsite.com/mexico_city.htm

Barrio life BIAS[edit]

So... only Venezuelan barrios are that "special"? Then Mexican barrios, are like living at the Elysian Fields... What about Brazilian favelas, are those like heaven on Earth? I supposed those places are for the wealthy people and living on Venezuelan barrios are like being cast into the Tartarus... Fascinating!!!

Seriously if no other info is added, I will take the liberty to remove that "section", since living in a barrio, being Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinian, etc... are not the same between countries, and leave it like that, unbiased...--FaustoLG (talk) 15:18, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

I both agree and disagree with you. Agree: seems bias. Disagree: Perhaps it seems bias because the article is not yet complete, that is, because life in the barrios of other countries has yet to be entered. I say partialy because the section IS properly sourced. The way to deal with perceived bias is given HERE. My name is Mercy11 (talk) 03:06, 3 June 2013 (UTC), and I approve this message.
I agree with the above, only "a" barrio was discussed in the source, meaning the authors do not point this qualifies or not for other places, ist just a piece that is covered; however I will remove it because this subsection indicates implicitly that this only happens in this place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 32.97.110.59 (talk) 20:58, 7 April 2015 (UTC)