Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
belonging
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (closeness)
a. la pertenencia
(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).
Strong communities create a sense of belonging because they encourage human interaction.Las comunidades fuertes generan una sensación de pertenencia porque fomentan la interacción humana.
2. (possession)
a. la pertenencia
(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 family packed up all their belongings and loaded them onto a truck to be moved to their new house.La familia empacó todas sus pertenencias y las cargó en un camión para trasladarlas a su nueva casa.
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belonging
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have a sense of belongingsentirse (como) en casa
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Phrases with "belonging"
Here are the most popular phrases with "belonging." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
sense of belonging
la sensación de pertenencia
Examples
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