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A2 Immigration

Vocabulary for Inmigracion

TermDefinition
inmigrante immigrant
emigrar to emigrate
emigrante emigrant
la inmigración immigration
De origen inmigrante of immigrant origin
nacional national
segunda generación de inmigrantes second generation immigrants
el asilo asylum
el asilo político political asylum
el colono colonist
la antigua colonia former colony
país receptor host country
pluriempleo "moonlighting", having multiple jobs
límites, frontera border
limítrofe bordering, neighbouring
inmigración ilegal illegal immigration
inmigrante ilegal illegal immigrant
sin papel illegal immigrant (lit. without papers)
refugiado refugee
buscador de asilo asylum seeker
creciente rising
decreciente falling
llegada influx, arrival
ola de inmigración wave of immigration
recién llegado, nueva llegada new arrival
chabolas shanty town
patrimonio, herencia heritage
diversidad diversity
estilo de vida way of life
dar la bienvenida to welcome
huir to flee
centro de acogida welcome centre
refugiarse en to take refuge in
gueto ghetto
Marroquí Moroccan
Tunecino Tunisian
Argelino Algerian
Europa del este eastern Europe
raza race
autóctono native born
étnico ethnic
etnicidad, origen étnico ethnicity
minoría étnica ethnic minority
extranjero foreign
ajeno foreign, alien
rumano Romanian
gitano Gypsy
Iberoamerica Latin America
Europa Occidental Western Europe
Africa subsahariano Subsaharan Africa (e.g. Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal)
Senegalés Senegalese
Nigeriano Nigerian
patera type of boat used by immigrants to arrive from Africa
clandestino clandestine
Estrecho Gibraltar Straight of Gibraltar
Ceuta y Melilla Spanish provinces in Northern Africa
datos data
la masificación overcrowding
denunciar to complain about, to report
quejarse to complain
presentar una denuncia to make a complaint
abrir una vía a to open the way for
amenazador threatening, menacing
la camioneta van
correr el riesgo to run the risk
el 'efecto llamada' the 'pull effect', (phenomenon of being drawn to a different country)
empezar de cero to start from scratch
el influjo migratorio influx of migrants
vigilar las fronteras to watch the borders
mojado, espalda mojada wetbacks (pejorative term for Mexican migrants who arrive in Texas by crossing the Rio Grande)
la patrulla patrol
los cadáveres cadavers, dead bodies
los barcos de salvamiento rescue ships
la embarcación vessel, boat
embarcar to board (a ship)
las ondulaciones, las olas the waves
el polizón stowaway
morir ahogado to die from drowning
ahogarse to drown
el naufragio shipwreck
naufragir to wreck/sink (ships)
estar a salvo to be rescued
Created by: alg_modlangs