Nationalities in Spanish

This free audio lesson is about Nationalities in Spanish. This Spanish nationalities list will be extremely useful when speaking Spanish, as you are bound to meet or communicate with people from all over the globe.

An important point to know when talking to or about the nationality of a person in Spanish is that you will have to change the word depending on the person’s gender.

If the person is a male, then it stays as the basic form that you will see below. If however, the person is female, then you change the “o” ending to an “a” or add an “a” to the end. Look at and learn the nationalities below and then we will practice them with examples for females.

How to pronounce nationalities in Spanish

Here are some of the most basic nationalities in Spanish to get you started. 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
  • Alemán - German
  • Estadounidense - US

Let's get started...

Now you know the male versions, let’s analyze how you refer to female nationalities- a female from England is an “ Inglésa”; a woman from Australia would be an “Australiana” and a woman from Spain becomes an “Española” . Easy isn’t it? Try changing the above nationalities to their female form for practice.

For more lessons on Spanish vocabulary I recommend these!​

See you soon!  ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Evlampieff
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