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)
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