Quick answer
"Legacy" is a noun which is often translated as "el legado", and "heritage" is a noun which is often translated as "el patrimonio". Learn more about the difference between "legacy" and "heritage" below.
legacy(
leh
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guh
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si
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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. (transmission)
a. 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).
His elegant style was his greatest legacy.Su estilo elegante fue su mayor legado.
2. (legal)
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).
My father left me no legacy in his will.Mi padre no me dejó herencia en su testamento.
b. 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).
This watch is a legacy from my grandfather.Este reloj es un legado de mi abuelo.
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heritage(
hehr
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ih
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dihj
)
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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