- 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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Did you know that bable (or asturiano) is a variety of Castilian spoken in Asturias? It went into decline when the kingdom of Castile achieved political dominance and imposed Castilian on what became Spain. By the twentieth century it was confined to rural areas. With the revival of Spanish regional languages