Countries and nationalities in Italian
It's important to know how to say the names of countries, nationalities and languages, especially if you want to travel.
You are going to learn the words for:
- Countries and nationalities in Europe;
- Countries and nationalities in the rest of the World;
Remember! Only country names are written with a capital case letter in Italian.
- 1.Countries and nationalities in Europe
- 2.Countries and nationalities: rest of the world
- 3.Continents in Italian
- 4.Declension of adjectives of nationalities
- 5.Foreign languages in Italian (English, Spanish, French)
- 6.Cardinal directions (north, south,...)
- 7.Short story
- 8.1.Exercise on countries and nationalities (Europe) - Drag text
- 8.2.Exercise on countries and nationalities (Rest of the World/Continents) - Drag text
- 8.3.Exercise on Countries - Fill in the blanks
- 8.4.Exercise on languages - Fill in the blanks
- 8.5.Exercise on countries, nationalities and languages - Fill in the blanks
- 8.6.Exercise on the short story of the lesson - Fill in the blanks
Countries and nationalities in Europe
|Czech Republic||La Repubblica Ceca||ceco|
|Netherlands||I Paesi Bassi||olandese|
|United Kingdom||Il Regno Unito||britannico|
|European Union||L'Unione Europea||europeo|
Countries and nationalities: rest of the world
|New Zealand||La Nuova Zelanda||neozelandese|
|Saudi Arabia||L'Arabia Saudita||arabo|
|South Africa||Il Sudafrica||sudafricano|
|South Korea||La Corea del Sud||sudcoreano|
|United States||Gli Stati Uniti||statunitense|
Continents in Italian
Declension of adjectives of nationalities
Adjectives have to be declined according to the gender and number of the noun they refer to.
Almost all nationalities follow the following declension rules:
Adjectives ending in -e follow these rules:
Foreign languages in Italian (English, Spanish, French)
It's important to be able to say what language you speak in Italian.
You'll notice that they look like the corresponding adjectives, in most of the cases.
Cardinal directions (north, south,...)
To explain where countries are, learn the cardinal directions.
Check out the following short story.
Ciao a tutti! Mi chiamo Andrea e vengo dall'Italia. L'Italia si trova al sud dell'Europa.
(Hi everyone! My name is Andrea and I come from Italy. Italy is in the south of Europe.)
Qualche anno fa sono andato in Erasmus nel Regno Unito, e lì ho conosciuto dei ragazzi spagnoli, francesi, giapponesi e russi.
(A few years ago I went on Erasmus in Great Britain and there I met some Spanish, French, Japanese and Russian guys.)
Il mio migliore amico si chiama Paulo, ed è brasiliano. Lui viene dall'America del Sud, ma adesso è negli Stati Uniti per lavoro.
(My best friend is called Paulo, he's Brazilian. He comes from south America, but now he is in the United States for work purposes.)
La mia fidanzata è cinese, si chiama Lin. Grazie a lei ho già visitato molte città cinesi e la Cina in generale.
(My girlfriend is Chinese, she's called Lin. Thanks to her I have already visited many Chinese cities and China in general.)
Il mio sogno è di visitare l'Australia, ma non posso ancora permettermi un biglietto aereo.
(My dream is to visit Australia, but I can't afford a plane ticket yet.)
- Exercise on countries and nationalities (Europe) - Drag text
- Exercise on countries and nationalities (Rest of the World/Continents) - Drag text
- Exercise on Countries - Fill in the blanks
- Exercise on languages - Fill in the blanks
- Exercise on countries, nationalities and languages - Fill in the blanks
- Exercise on the short story of the lesson - Fill in the blanks
Exercise on countries and nationalities (Europe) - Drag text
Exercise on countries and nationalities (Rest of the World/Continents) - Drag text
Exercise on Countries - Fill in the blanks
Exercise on languages - Fill in the blanks
Exercise on countries, nationalities and languages - Fill in the blanks
Exercise on the short story of the lesson - Fill in the blanks
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