nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 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]
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.