1. trsisme05 Junior Member

    USA-English
    Que es otra frase para "la casa de retiro"
     
  2. Bilma Senior Member

    USA
    Spanish Mexico
    asilo??????
     
  3. trsisme05 Junior Member

    USA-English
    but isn't an asilo like an asylum for people with mental problems?
     
  4. flljob

    flljob Senior Member

    México
    México español
    ¿De qué otra manera se llaman las casas de retiro?

    Asilos (para ancianos)
    Cuando menos en México no necesariamente los asilos albergan gente con problemas mentales.
     
  5. Tonks-23

    Tonks-23 Senior Member

    Argentine
    Argentina Spanish
    Hi people!

    I agree, here in Argentina are "asilos para ancianos" or "geriatricos"
     
  6. Vale_yaya Senior Member

    Minnesota, USA
    Ecuador/Spanish
    No, an asylum is for older people, at least in Ecuador. It's called: Asilo de ancianos or Geriátricos. (like Tonks-23 said)

    Is it Retirement home what you're trying to translate?

    Because "Casa de Retiro" in Ecuador is known as a place where "Catholic People" goes for "retiros espirituales" (mmmm.. don't know how to say that in english... ??). Basically people goes there for a weekend or couple of days to talk to "God" and clean their "soul"... and kind of getting closer to God. Totally different of what I think you're looking for.
     
  7. trsisme05 Junior Member

    USA-English
    I am looking for the phrase to describe when older people move to homes similiar to a nursing home, but with out the nursing care.
     
  8. Bilma Senior Member

    USA
    Spanish Mexico
    asilo de ancianos
     
  9. Tonks-23

    Tonks-23 Senior Member

    Argentine
    Argentina Spanish
    That's right, I can't think of another option than:

    "asilo de ancianos" or "geriatricos"
     
  10. Vale_yaya Senior Member

    Minnesota, USA
    Ecuador/Spanish
  11. gotitadeleche Senior Member

    Texas, U.S.A.
    U.S.A. English

    This is known as a retreat, and Catholics aren't the only ones who go on spiritual retreats.
     
  12. Vale_yaya Senior Member

    Minnesota, USA
    Ecuador/Spanish
    You are very right. But in Ecuador, most of them are just catholic. Thanks for the clarification!!!.
     

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