Quick answer
"Dios" is a noun which is often translated as "god", and "patria" is a noun which is often translated as "homeland". Learn more about the difference between "dios" and "patria" below.
el dios, la diosa(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (supernatural being)
a. god (masculine or both genders)
Marte era el dios romano de la guerra.Mars was the Roman god of war.
Los antiguos griegos creían en muchos dioses.The ancient Greeks believed in many gods.
b. goddess (feminine)
Venus era la diosa romana del amor.Venus was the Roman goddess of love.
2. (influential person)
a. god (masculine or both genders)
Para mí, Kurt Cobain era el supremo dios del rock.Kurt Cobain was the ultimate rock god for me.
b. goddess (feminine)
Ingrid Bergman era una diosa del cine.Ingrid Bergman was a movie goddess.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (supernatural being)
a. God
Según la Biblia, Dios creó el mundo en siete días.According to the Bible, God created the world in seven days.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (native land)
a. homeland
Cocino las recetas de mi madre cuando me hace falta mi patria.I cook my mother's recipes when I miss my homeland.
b. country
Se alistó cuando cumplió los 18 para poder defender su patria.He enlisted when he turned 18 so that he could defend his country.
c. motherland
Aunque lleva aquí desde que era niño, añora regresar a su patria.Although he's been here since he was a child, he yearns to return to the motherland.
d. fatherland
No he regresado a la patria desde que huí de la guerra.I haven't returned to the fatherland since fleeing the war.
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