Quick answer
"Legacy" is a noun which is often translated as "el legado", and "inheritance" is a noun which is often translated as "la herencia". Learn more about the difference between "legacy" and "inheritance" 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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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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