Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more nationalities in Spanish . Argentino – Argentinian. Australiano – Australian. Canadiense – Canadian. Chileno – Chilean. Chino – Chinese. Colombiano – Colombian. Español – Spanish . Francés – French.
Lesson Summary Adjectives of nationality are always written in small letters and must agree in gender and number with the noun they refer to. The typical endings in order to form an adjective of nationality include -ano, -és, -eño, -ense and -o.
Most nationality adjectives in Spanish have four forms: masculine singular, feminine singular, masculine plural, and feminine plural, though some just have two forms (singular and plural). Take a look at the different forms the adjective francés (French) can take. Juan es un chico francés.
Use the nationality adjective ending in -ese or -ish with a plural verb, to refer to all people of that nationality . The adjective listed also often refers to the language spoken in the country, although this is not always the case.
Someone from Spain is called a Spaniard. Una persona de España se llama español.
After all, Spaniards are technically considered Hispanic by the U.S. Census Bureau, which defines the term as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”
the nationalities of the Americas
Typically in Spanish, If a noun ends in ‘a,’ it is feminine . The pronoun reflects the gender: ‘la’ computadora . However, Spanish-speaking countries, the computer is known as ‘el’ ordenador; masculine .
In Spanish when you ask a question you put the preposition at the beginning of the sentence. The A is the prep. It is a preposition, most commonly denoted as “to.” In this case, your question means “To where do you go to dance?”
The words “ citizenship ” and “ nationality ” are used interchangeably in this article. West African countries in which English is the official language more commonly use citizenship , while the former French and Portuguese territories use the translation of nationality . International treaties usually refer to nationality .
For example, while Soedinënnye Štaty (United States) and Niderlandy (the Netherlands) are both plural and masculine , the informal names for these countries—Amerika ( America ) and Gollandija (Holland) are both feminine .
List of Short-form Possessive Adjectives
|Adjective Type||Masculine Singular Form||Masculine Plural Form|
|Second person formal singular (usted)||su||sus|
|Third person singular (él, ella)||su||sus|
|First person plural (nosotros)||nuestro||nuestros|
|Second person plural (vosotros)||vuestro||vuestros|
Referring to Nationality Use no article when referring to a country with a single or a merged name (except The Gambia ). Use the before countries (1) with plural names the Philippines, the Maldives (ex.
Nationality is the state of being part of a nation whether by birth or naturalization or ties to a specific nation. An example of nationality is German to a German person born in Germany. An example of nationality is Italian to a person with Italian roots born in the United States. noun.
Usually a country is an it, though there are exceptions every once in a while. Sometimes people refer to a country as a she to give it an element of importance and personality.