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    Elvizconde,

    Not to be argumentative but one of the definitions of an alley is a street.

    Here is a cite from the Merriam-Webster American English dictionary: "a narrow street; especially : a thoroughfare through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings".

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    Hi there! Thanks everyone for your help!!

    Now I'm more confused...

    Well, I have decided to keep the word in Spanish (since, many times it is part of the name of an address, and --in fact-- the idea of including the term in the form is for the one who completes it to also state the "classification" of the street). However, I have included "lane" in brackets so that someone reading the form could have an idea of what that is if he/she does not know the meaning in Spanish.

    Have a nice week, forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Detective
    Elvizconde,

    Not to be argumentative but one of the definitions of an alley is a street.

    Here is a cite from the Merriam-Webster American English dictionary: "a narrow street; especially : a thoroughfare through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings".

    Joel
    Exactly! That is not a Jirón. In fact that concept doesn't really exists in Peru the way it is applied in the USA. I live in the USA and I know exactly what an alley is and trust me, a jirón is not an alley.
    Guadalupe... I don't think that it exists a literal translation for jirón in English.

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