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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Patria'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Patria'
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Most people, especially the ones living abroad, are particularly passionate about their 'patria'.

Patria means homeland or mother country. Let's look at some examples:

 

  • Ella regresa a su patria cada verano.

       She returns to her homeland every summer.

 

  • La bandera es el símbolo patrio más utilizado.

      The flag is the most used national symbol.

 

  • Morir por la patria.

      Die for your country.

 

  • Echo de menos mi patria chica.

       I miss my home town.

 

And finally, here's a thoroughly modern use of patria:

 

  • Patria potestad (se divorcian y compartirán la patria potestad)

       Parental rights (they're getting divorced and sharing custody of their sons)

 

Pronunciation:

pah-tree-ah 

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