la cultura
-the culture
See the entry for cultura.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (artistic activities)
a. culture
El ayuntamiento quiere fomentar la cultura en la ciudad abriendo un centro de artes escénicas.The city council wants to promote culture in the city by opening a performing arts center.
b. arts
Artistas y cineastas piden al gobierno que invierta más en cultura.Artists and filmmakers are asking the government to spend more money on the arts.
2. (society)
a. culture
Me encanta viajar y aprender sobre otras culturas y sus costumbres.I love to travel and learn about other cultures and their customs.
3. (knowledge)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mi tía es catedrática de universidad, tiene mucha cultura y siempre está leyendo algo.My aunt is a university professor; she is very cultured and is always reading something.
Dijo que Confucio fue el que inventó la confusión. - ¡Madre mía, qué poca cultura!She said Confucius invented confusion. - ¡Oh my God, how ignorant!
4. (attitudes and behavior)
a. culture
China parece haber abrazado la cultura del ocio occidental.China seems to have embraced Western leisure culture.
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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. (de sociedad)
a. culture
cultura empresarialcorporate culture
2. (sabiduría)
a. learning, knowledge
cultura generalgeneral knowledge
1 (civilización) culture
la cultura griega Greek culture; la cultura clásica Classical culture
un curso de cultura latina lengua y cultura españolas
2 (saber)
Juan tiene mucha cultura Juan is very knowledgeable o widely-read; un hombre de gran cultura a very knowledgeable o cultured man
cultura de masas popular culture
cultura general general knowledge
cultura popular popular culture
3 (artes) culture
este gobierno no invierte en cultura this government is not investing in culture; Ministerio de Cultura Minister of Culture
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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