One of the first questions you’ll be asked when meeting someone in a Portuguese-speaking country is ‘Where are you from?’ – ‘De onde você é.'
Whether you’re from Canada or Colombia, this Rocket Portuguese lesson on countries will prepare you for these questions and help you ask them in return and understand the answer! Many of the names of countries are similar in English and Portuguese but pronounced slightly differently so they’ll be easier to remember. Practice these country names out loud so you can sound natural when talking to a native Portuguese speaker!
Let's get started on countries in Portuguese!
Resources for further reading:
Rocket Record lets you perfect your Portuguese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
Estados Unidos da América
United States of America
País de Gales
I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Not too hard, right? You’ve just added to your growing Portuguese vocabulary list! Of course there are many countries in the world and we couldn’t name them all here. If you want to really get to know o mundo in Portuguese, you might want to get a map in Portuguese!
Tereza Pereira: Rocket Portuguese
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!