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birthplace
American English: /ˈbərθˌpleɪs/
British English: /ˈbəːθpleɪs/

Translation of birthplace in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (of person)
    lugar (masculine) de nacimiento
    Example sentences
    • Each chapter illuminates a different area of the city and includes facts on birthplaces, burial places, sites with a literary connection, restaurants and pubs, literary museum exhibits, etc.
    • The town represents the birthplace and final resting place of the the regiment's founder, Brigadier Luke Lillingston.
    • By then, a third commemorative plaque will have also been put in place on his birthplace in Norwood Road.
    1.2 (of movement, fashion, idea)
    Example sentences
    • However, the balance of power could well shift full circle to Asia, the original birthplace of the game.
    • Soon the gene banks in Mexico, birthplace of the original corn varieties, may also be contaminated.
    • It does nothing to burnish the city's proud heritage as the birthplace of American freedoms.

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    comarca

    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.