There are 2 main translations of belén in English:

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belén

sustantivo masculino

belén

Cultural Note: belén

A nativity scene. In Spain it is traditional to have a belén at home at Christmas. It contains figures representing the Holy Family, animals, the shepherds and the Three Wise Men. Towns and cities in Spain often have a belén viviente, with real people playing the characters.
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  • De esta manera, este año podrán montar un belén diferente y original que llamará la atención a todos.
  • Belén podría haber hecho perfectamente el mes que faltaba de Fortuna.
  • Para el primer semestre de este año estaría en instalad la nueva planta transformadora en barrio belén la cual duplicaría la potencia de energía.

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