Translation of religion in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈlɪdʒən/


  • 1.1 countable/numerable (system of belief) religión (feminine) to be against sb's religion ir* contra los principios religiosos de algn I enjoy fishing, but I don't make a religion of it me gusta pescar, pero no soy fanático
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    • No organized religion preaches murder and hatred of innocent people.
    • The official state religion is Roman Catholicism, but Evangelical Protestant movements are making converts among traditional Catholic believers.
    • Christianity is the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (subject) religión (feminine) she's got religion [colloquial/familiar] está hecha una chupacirios [colloquial, pejorative/familiar, peyorativo]
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    • It's the backdrop because football is considered a religion worldwide and the most viewed game.
    • We've been told time and again that cricket is a religion in India.
    • In this city where rugby is a religion, there is the feeling that Moses has led them to the mountaintop.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (religious life) to enter in religion entrar en religión, entrar en una orden religiosa his name in religion is … su nombre religioso or de religión es …

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.