- homeland, mother country, fatherland luchar/morir por la patria to fight/die for one's country ¡viva la patria! God save Colombia ( o/or Spain etc)! hacer patria to fly the flag (for one's country) y para hacer patria lo único que bebemos es vino español [humorístico/humorous] we do our bit for our country by only drinking Spanish wine [familiar/colloquial]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.