A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (native land) a. homeland Cocino las recetas de mi madre cuando me hace falta mi patria. I cook my mother's recipes when I miss my homeland. b. country Se alistó cuando cumplió los 18 para poder defender su patria. He enlisted when he turned 18 so that he could defend his country. c. motherland Aunque lleva aquí desde que era niño, añora regresar a su patria. Although he's been here since he was a child, he yearns to return to the motherland. d. fatherland No he regresado a la patria desde que huí de la guerra. I haven't returned to the fatherland since fleeing the war. Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc. patria
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general) a. native country, fatherland 2. (law) a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation patria potestad parental authority Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited patria native land; fatherland madre patria mother country; luchar por la patria to fight for one's country hacer patria to fly the flag (familiar) patria adoptiva adopted country patria chica home town; home area Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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