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"Estancia" is a noun which is often translated as "stay", and "finca" is a noun which is often translated as "property". Learn more about the difference between "estancia" and "finca" below.
estancia(
ehs
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tahn
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syah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (visit)
a. stay
Planearon una estancia de tres noches.They planned a three-night stay.
2. (large room)
a. room
La sala de su casa es una estancia impresionante.The living room of their house is an impressive room.
3. (farm)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. cattle ranch
Siempre visitábamos la estancia de mis abuelos.We always used to visit my grandparents' cattle ranch.
4. (property, land)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. country estate
Su familia tiene una estancia bonita en Santo Domingo.His family has a beautiful country estate in Santo Domingo.
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finca(
feeng
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (real estate)
a. property
Tengo un par de fincas en venta en un pueblo a diez kilómetros de aquí.I have a couple of properties for sale in a town ten kilometers away from here.
b. country house
Todos los fines de semana, mis suegros se van a su finca en el norte de la región.Every weekend, my in-laws go to their country house in the north.
c. country estate
Nuestro vecino nos invitó a su finca a montar a caballo.Our neighbor invited us to his country estate to go riding.
d. ranch
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La finca tiene una vista espectacular a las montañas.The ranch has a spectacular view of the mountains.
e. farm
Me he comprado una finca en el campo para irme allí a vivir cuando me jubile.I have bought a farm in the countryside to move to when I retire.
2. (urban apartment block)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. building
Se vende piso en finca clásica con bonita fachada y balcones.Apartment for sale in a classic-style building with an attractive facade and balconies.
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