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"Fatherland" is a noun which is often translated as "la patria", and "homeland" is a noun which is also often translated as "la patria". Learn more about the difference between "fatherland" and "homeland" below.
fatherland
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
Living in exile, he died far from his fatherland.Por vivir en el exilio, murió lejos de su patria.
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homeland(
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lahnd
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (country of origin)
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).
I went abroad to work, but I've always known that I'll return to my homeland.Fui al extranjero a trabajar, pero siempre he sabido que volveré a mi patria.
b. la tierra natal
(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 refugees had to leave their homeland behind because of the war.Los refugiados tuvieron que dejar atrás su tierra natal a causa de la guerra.
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