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"Inheritance" is a noun which is often translated as "la herencia", and "heritage" is a noun which is often translated as "el patrimonio". Learn more about the difference between "inheritance" and "heritage" below.
inheritance(
ihn
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heh
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rih
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dihns
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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. (something inherited)
a. la herencia
(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).
None of the children received their inheritance, because their father never wrote a will.Ninguno de los niños recibió su herencia porque su padre nunca hizo testamento.
b. el patrimonio
(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).
The estate would be his inheritance after his parents died.La finca sería su patrimonio tras la muerte de sus padres.
c. el legado
(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).
The economy is so terrible that we wouldn't have been able to survive without our inheritance.La economía es tan mala que no habríamos podido sobrevivir sin nuestro legado.
2. (act of inheriting)
a. la sucesión
(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).
Because inheritance and divorce laws were in favor of men, she refused to get married.Como las leyes de sucesión y divorcio estaban a favor de los hombres, se negó a casarse.
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heritage(
hehr
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ih
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dihj
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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. (legacy)
a. el patrimonio
(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).
(group)
In 1984, UNESCO named the Alhambra a World Heritage Site.En 1984, la UNESCO declaró a la Alhambra un sitio del Patrimonio Mundial.
The city of Teotihuacan is an important part of Mexico's national heritage.La ciudad de Teotihuacán es una pieza importante del patrimonio nacional de México.
b. la herencia
(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).
(individual)
My love of garlic is part of my Italian heritage.Mi amor por el ajo es parte de mi herencia italiana.
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