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"Churches" is a form of "church", a noun which is often translated as "la iglesia". Learn more about "church" below.
church(
chuhrch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religious building)
a. la iglesia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In many Spanish towns, the church is found near the central plaza.En muchos pueblos españoles, la iglesia se encuentra cerca de la plaza central.
b. el templo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The church of St. Rose of Viterbo is a a good example of Baroque style.El templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo es un buen ejemplar del estilo barroco.
2. (religious service)
a. la misa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Catholic)
Church last Sunday lasted two hours.La misa del domingo pasado duró dos horas.
b. el oficio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(non-Catholic)
My religion insists that everyone attends church every Sunday.Mi religión insiste en que todos asistan al oficio todos los domingos.
3. (institution)
a. la iglesia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The separation of church and state is a tenet of American democracy.La separación de la iglesia y el estado es un principio de la democracia americana.
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