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"Fatherland" is a noun which is often translated as "la patria", and "motherland" is a noun which is also often translated as "la patria". Learn more about the difference between "fatherland" and "motherland" 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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motherland
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).
Anthony joined the army to defend his motherland.Anthony se enlistó en el ejército para defender su 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).
My grandfather longed to see his motherland before dying.Mi abuelo ansiaba ver su tierra natal antes de morir.
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