la ciudadanía
-the citizenship
See the entry for ciudadanía.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (nationality)
a. citizenship
El país es reacio a conceder la ciudadanía a los extranjeros.The country is unwilling to concede citizenship to foreigners.
2. (population)
a. citizens
La ciudadanía se echó a la calle para expresar su rechazo al atentado terrorista.The citizens took to the streets to show their rejection of the terrorist attack.
b. citizenry
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
La ciudadanía no está de acuerdo con el sistema de justicia actual.Citizenry does not agree with the current justice system.
3. (good behavior)
a. civic responsibility
En una buena educación, los padres deben inculcar la ciudadanía a sus hijos.In a good upbringing, parents must instill civic responsibility in their children.
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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. (nacionalidad)
a. citizenship
2. (población)
a. public, citizens
1 (habitantes) citizens
; (p)
citizenry (formal)
2 (status) citizenship
derechos de ciudadanía rights of citizenship
ciudadanía de honor freedom of the city
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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