Religion – Spanish Words and Phrases

Religions, Beliefs and other concepts

  • Agnosticismo (el) = Agnosticism
  • Alá = Allah
  • Ateísmo (el) = Atheism
  • Budismo (el) = Buddhism
  • Catolicismo (el) = Catholicism
  • Cristianismo (el) = Christianism
  • Dios = God
  • Hinduismo (el) = Hinduism
  • Islam (el) = Islam
  • Judaísmo (el) = Judaism
  • Pecado (el) = sin
  • Protestantismo (el) = Protestantism
  • Religión (la) = religion

Groups, Institutions and Books

  • Antiguo Testamento (el) = Old Testament
  • Biblia (la) = Bible
  • Corán (el) = Koran
  • Escrituras (las) = Scriptures
  • Iglesia Católica (la) = Catholic Church
  • Nuevo Testamento (el) = New Testament
  • Secta (la) = the cult
  • Vaticano (el) = the Vatican

Buildings

  • Catedral (la) = cathedral
  • Iglesia (la) = church
  • Mezquita (la) = mosque
  • Monasterio (el) = monastery
  • Sinagoga (la) = synagogue
  • Templo budista (el) = buddhist Temple

People

  • Agnóstico = agnostic
  • Ateo = atheist
  • Buda = Budha
  • Católico = catholic
  • Creyente = believer
  • Hindú = hindu
  • Imán (el) = imam
  • Jesucristo / Jesús = Jesus Christ / Jesus
  • Judío = jew
  • Mahoma = Mohammed
  • Monja (la) = nun
  • Monje (el) = monk
  • Musulmán = muslim
  • Obispo (el) = bishop
  • Papa (el) = Pope
  • Protestante = protestant
  • Rabino (el) = rabbi
  • Religioso = religious
  • Sacerdote / Cura (el) = priest

Actions

  • Casarse = to marry
  • Comulgar = to receive communion
  • Confesarse = to confess
  • Creer en dios = to believe in god
  • Escuchar un sermón = to listen to a sermon
  • Ir a misa = go to Mass
  • Leer la Biblia / el Corán = to read the Bible / the Koran
  • Pecar = to sin
  • Rezar = to pray
  • Tomar la comunión = to receive communion
  • Tener fe = to have faith

Some sentences

  • ¿Crees en dios? = Do you believe in god?
  • Creo en dios, pero voy muy poco a misa. = I believe in god, but I seldom go to Mass.
  • Esta es una iglesia gótica del siglo XIV. = This is a gothic church of the XIV century.
  • No se puede discriminar por motivos religiosos. = One can’t discriminate for religious reasons.
  • En la tradición católica, si has cometido un pecado grave, tienes que confesarte antes de comulgar. = In the catholic tradition, if you have committed a serious sin, you have to confess before receiving communion.
  • Hay que guardar silencio dentro del templo. = One must be silent inside the temple.

 

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