Quick answer
"Countries" is a form of "country", a noun which is often translated as "el país". "Regions" is a form of "region", a noun which is often translated as "la región". Learn more about the difference between "countries" and "regions" below.
country(
kuhn
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tri
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geographic area)
a. el país
(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).
She has visited more than 20 countries in the past year.Ella ha visitado más de 20 países en el último año.
2. (rural area)
a. el campo
(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).
They bought a beautiful house in the country.Compraron una casa preciosa en el campo.
3. (citizens of a state)
a. el pueblo
(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).
The country demonstrated its frustration with the government in the latest elections.El pueblo dio a conocer su frustración con el gobierno en las últimas elecciones.
4. (homeland)
a. la patria
(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).
James Bond is willing to die for queen and country.James Bond está dispuesto a morir por la reina y por la patria.
5. (region)
a. la tierra
(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).
You're in Gator country now, so take off your Seminoles cap.Estás ahora en tierra de los Gators, así que quítate tu gorra de los Seminoles.
b. la región
(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).
California's wine country is beautiful.La región de vino de California es bella.
6. (music)
a. el country
(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).
Country is okay, but I prefer rock.El country está bien, pero prefiero el rock.
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region(
ri
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juhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of a country or the world)
a. la región
(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 food in that region of the world is delicious.La comida de esa región del mundo es deliciosa.
b. la zona
(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).
We traveled north, to a region of spectacular mountains and lakes.Viajamos al norte, a una zona de montañas y lagos espectaculares.
2. (medicine)
a. la región
(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).
They found a fracture in the upper region of the femur.Encontraron una fractura en la región superior del femur.
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