Translation of shelter in Spanish:


refugio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃɛltər/ /ˈʃɛltə/

Definition of refugio in Spanish


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    refugio masculine
    bomb / air-raid shelter refugio antiaéreo
    • nuclear fall-out shelter refugio atómico
    • a shelter for battered women un refugio para mujeres maltratadas
    • We need up to 45,000 more winterised tents and temporary shelters.
    • The victims now live in temporary shelters - makeshift tents on the street in front of Manggarai railway station.
    • A year after the earthquake that devastated Gujarat, local people still live in tents or temporary shelters.
    • Generally employed too far from their villages to be able to reach home in the evening, the women had built temporary huts, leaky shelters of branches and reeds.
    • A year later, four out of five of the two million people displaced are still living in tents, temporary shelters or piled in with family and friends across the region.
    • One of their projects was to tidy up the area where once stood an air-raid shelter and brick shed, the removal of which would have cost about £1,000 to be done privately.
    • Last week, Cork Simon Community, in conjunction with St Vincent de Paul, opened a temporary cold weather shelter in the city.
    • Because the glacier moves a few inches a day, Gyalzen will build a temporary shelter with stone walls and use a tent for cover.
    • Today, yurts are only used as temporary shelters by shepherds in remote, seasonal pastures.
    • Jenny was concerned that the illnesses could spread further to other areas if sanitation at temporary shelters was not improved or possibly deteriorated during the rainy season.
    • I don't want him to perfect our temporary shelters.
    • The resources are being used for the repairs of 8km of road and the reconstruction of bridges, temporary shelters and irrigation systems.
    • But she also said that Michael and her American home were only temporary shelters because her real world is the home that she built with her husband in Hong Kong.
    • It's an amalgamation of makeshift shelters and temporary wooden structures, and it's populated by folks who cannot find affordable housing.
    • Altogether, Anandi helped construct 700 temporary shelters in 10 villages in Maliya block before the rains.
    • According to Ministry of Health data, as of Friday, 15,019 flood victims were staying in temporary shelters in the capital.
    • Over 861,000 survivors are living in 781 temporary shelters.
    • But hundreds of survivors do still live in temporary shelters where they expect to remain for many more months.
    • U.N. teams have set up temporary shelters, this one in a local school.
    • Young and/or single mothers will be hosted in temporary shelters.
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    • 2.1(protection)

      to run for shelter correr a refugiarse
      • a wall provided shelter from the wind una pared les (or nos etc.) sirvió de protección contra el viento
      • to take shelter refugiarse
      • they took shelter from the rain in the barn se refugiaron / se guarecieron de la lluvia en el granero

    • 2.2(accommodations)

      alojamiento masculine
      to give shelter to sb acoger a algn
      • to seek shelter for the night buscar donde pasar la noche
      • they need food, shelter and clothing necesitan alimentos, albergue y ropa
      • Later he was an energy trader for Goldman Sachs, he delivered food to homeless shelters, and he helped a friend promote his new restaurant.
      • Many young people will give part of their holiday to volunteer at homeless shelters and food pantries.
      • But the couple doesn't give to homeless shelters and food banks, saying the poor should raise themselves out of poverty.
      • In between her job, she volunteered at homeless shelters and organized several food drives.
      • Charity groups which offer food and shelters for the homeless are expecting an increase in families asking for help.
      • VIP participants have volunteered at a homeless shelter, a food bank or the Red Cross.
      • Unless we work for justice through social change, the need at food banks, homeless shelters, and low-income medical clinics will only increase.
      • Those things were reserved for organizations that had been approved by the food bank, mainly homeless shelters and senior centers.
      • I suppose I should make my apartment a homeless shelter?
      • Not long ago the community-service committee conducted a food drive for Boston's homeless shelters.
      • Claudia was sweet, volunteering at homeless shelters during big holidays, serving food to the poor.
      • The youth also cleaned and labeled cans at a food bank, sorted donated clothes at a homeless shelter and worked with a farmer who sold produce in the church's parking lot.
      • She wants to help organize the food drive for the homeless shelter.
      • Sonia returns home after delivering a child to find that Bruno has sublet their apartment, forcing the trio into homeless shelters.
      • Today senior governments limit their social housing to funding shelters for homeless people.
      • We have to think in terms of creating large shelters where the homeless can live in relative comfort, do whatever work they are physically capable of and feel no need to go back to the streets.
      • With homeless shelters already at over-capacity, organizers are demanding extra spaces to get people off the streets this winter.
      • Sending them to shelters for the homeless is a last resort.
      • There is never a visit to the soup kitchens or the homeless shelters where the down-and-out Irish will spend St. Patrick's Night.
      • The homeless are streaming into shelters like this one where I am.

transitive verb

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    to shelter sth/sb from sth resguardar algo/a algn de algo
    proteger algo/a algn de algo
    • This, coupled with leading an isolated and sheltered life, had made it difficult for him to form personal relationships.
    • No evidence has emerged of any coordinated network sheltering these people, and all charity and aid organisations are careful to deny supporting such efforts.
    • While there are many practical problems involved in sheltering people from a different culture, we also know the rewards that would flow.
    • The people also have a right to know about the people sheltering a wanted person.
    • But I think in Australia at the time, people were sheltered from that view, and hadn't evolved particularly.
    • She would shelter me from all the things that media people would write about her, some of which was totally untrue.
    • Maybe some parents should spend less time sheltering their kids from sex and nudity and more time teaching kids to be nicer individuals.
    • Your point about not sheltering kids makes sense, provided you are talking about kids of a certain age.
    • What they were actually doing was sheltering him from reality.
    • Give your public more credit and stop sheltering us from that ooh-so-wicked world.
    • You're too young to understand and you're sheltered from it until you're put on the front lines and you realise that you're surrounded on all sides by people who hate you.
    • My dad sheltered me from all that; he hid any trouble from me and coming home was a retreat from the black world of the B52s into a safe blanket-lined den.
    • And in the early days of ‘Europe’, this collection of awarenesses sheltered me from the new cause.
    • Even if you are sheltered from the demonstrations, read the British newspapers - the whole raucous range of them.

intransitive verb

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    to shelter from sth refugiarse de algo
    guarecerse de algo
    resguardarse de algo
    • She and her four children are sheltering under sticks covered with cloth.
    • Miri and the girls had to cover their faces to shelter from the heat.
    • Waterford is also an effective port of refuge for Irish and foreign trawlers to shelter from bad weather, which I saw for myself when in the port.
    • A central exploration of these situations has been the creation of nomadic habitations, which are designed to be worn, slept, stored and sheltered in.
    • During a shower of rain I shelter under a canopy.
    • The vessel was still sheltering from the adverse weather on Wednesday.
    • The people at the MCA, on the other hand, come in to shelter from the weather or when the guys who juggle kittens and chain saws take a break.
    • There are eight hides - four with wheelchair access - all with fantastic views and a good place to shelter if the weather gets bad.
    • Providing you can catch the driver's attention, you can shelter from the weather on the other side of the road.
    • Over the last few days, the governments have promised to co-operate and hand over any suspects sheltering within their borders.
    • There was one cafe under the arches where you could go and shelter from the weather.
    • He had considered sheltering behind a building and waiting for the danger to pass but he decided not to.
    • There is nothing like the instant gratification of jumping in to find, as the bubbles clear, that a gargantuan whale shark is sheltering in the shadow of your boat, or a posse of eagle rays is gliding by.
    • You dug up the heart of the mystery of the world, I think, salvaging the last green remnants sheltering in the shadow of my grave.
    • There were shoals of grunt and goatfish sheltering in the shadow of our boat.
    • There, sheltering in huts of twigs and leaves covered by plastic sheeting, 90,000 people are crammed into the camp.
    • The refugees first sheltered in the caves that riddle the steep limestone hill, later building houses around them.
    • The shops on the riverside suddenly seemed a dangerous place to shelter from the deluge, which had started with a cloudburst about 3 pm on Monday afternoon.
    • In 1983 rampaging mobs forced us to shelter in a refugee camp.
    • Missionaries have warned of the danger of epidemics as the island's inhabitants are still sheltering in caves and have very little food, fresh water or medical supplies.