A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
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.
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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. (general)
a. native country, fatherland
patria chicahome town
2. (law)
patria potestadparental authority
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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
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