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"Farm" is a noun which is often translated as "la granja", and "homestead" is a noun which is also often translated as "la granja". Learn more about the difference between "farm" and "homestead" below.
farm(
farm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for raising animals)
a. la granja
(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).
(small)
He owned a small farm, with just a few pigs and cows.Tenía una granja pequeña, con tan solo unos cuantos cerdos y vacas.
b. la chacra
(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).
(small)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
(Southern Cone)
Anita raises six dog breeds on her farm.Anita cría seis razas de perros en su chacra.
c. el rancho
(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).
(for horses, cows)
Our farm has 5,000 head of cattle.Nuestro rancho cuenta con 5,000 cabezas de ganado.
2. (for crops)
a. la hacienda
(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 harvest tons of bananas from our farm in Puerto Rico.En nuestra hacienda de Puerto Rico recogemos toneladas de plátanos.
3. (for animals and crops)
a. la finca
(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).
Two thirds of their farm are used for crops and the rest is pastureland.Dos terceras partes de su finca están destinadas al cultivo y el resto son pastos.
b. la estancia
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The farms in the area raise wheat and cattle.En las estancias de la región se cultiva trigo y se cría ganado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cultivate)
a. cultivar
We farm mainly squash.Cultivamos principalmente calabaza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to have a farm)
a. tener una granja
He farms in Canada.Tiene una granja en Canadá.
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homestead(
hom
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stehd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (farmhouse and the land surrounding it)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la granja
(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 would like to make our homestead self-sufficient.Queremos que la granja sea autosuficiente.
b. la hacienda
(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).
Samuel inherited the family homestead in South Dakota.Samuel heredó la hacienda familiar, que está en Dakota del Sur.
c. la finca
(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).
I worked and lived on a homestead out in the country when I was younger.Yo trabajaba y vivía en una finca en el campo cuando era joven.
2. (farmhouse)
a. la casa
(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).
Our family homestead has five bedrooms and a balcony overlooking the orchard.Nuestra casa familiar tiene cinco habitaciones y un balcón que da al huerto.
3. (land historically granted to settlers for farming)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Life was hard for the pioneers farming their homesteads.La vida era dura para los pioneros que cultivaban sus tierras.
My ancestors built a log cabin on their homestead.Mis antepasados construyeron una cabaña de troncos en la tierra que se les concedió.
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