Countries in Chinese

One of the first questions you’ll be asked when meeting someone in a China is ‘Where are you from?’ – 你从哪儿来?Nǐ cóng nǎr lái? Whether you’re from Canada or Colombia, this Rocket Chinese lesson on countries in Chinese will prepare you for these questions and help you ask them in return and understand the answer!

Some of the names of countries are similar in English and Chinese 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 Chinese speaker!

Pronouncing countries in Chinese

阿根廷

Āgēntíng

Argentina

澳大利亚

Àodàlìyà

Australia

苏格兰

Sūgélán

Scotland

加拿大

Jiānádà

Canada

智利

Zhìlì

Chile

中国

Zhōngguó

China

哥伦比亚

Gēlúnbǐyà

Colombia

西班牙

Xībānyá

Spain

法国

Fǎguó

France

德国

Déguó

Germany

美国

Měiguó

United States of America

英格兰

Yīnggélán

England

日本

Rìběn

Japan

威尔士

Wēiěrshì

Wales

爱尔兰

Àiěrlán

Ireland

国家

guójiā

countries

你从哪儿来?

Nǐ cóng nǎr lái?

Where are you from?

I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Not too hard, right? You’ve just added to your growing Chinese 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 all the guójiā in Chinese, you might want to get a map in Chinese!

For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!​

Huí tóu jiàn! (回头见)

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