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]
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...
In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.