Countries in Japanese

Whether you’re from Canada or Colombia, this Rocket Japanese lesson on countries in Japanese will prepare you for these questions and help you ask them in return and understand the answer!

One of the first questions you’ll be asked when meeting someone in Japan is "Anata wa doko no shusshindesu ka?" (あなたはどこの出身ですか?) - "Where are you from?"

あなた は どこ の しゅっしん です か?

あなたはどこの出身ですか?

Anata wa doko no shusshin desu ka?

Where are you from?

Pronouncing countries in Japanese

Practice these country names out loud so you can sound natural when talking to a native Japanese speaker!

アルゼンチン

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Aruzenchin

Argentina

オーストラリア

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Ōsutoraria

Australia

スコットランド

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Sukottorando

Scotland

カナダ

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Kanada

Canada

チリ

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Chiri

Chile

ちゅうごく

中国

Chūgoku

China

コロンビア

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Koronbia

Colombia

スペイン

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Supein

Spain

フランス

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Furansu

France

ドイツ

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Doitsu

Germany

アメリカ がっしゅうこく

アメリカ合衆国

Amerika gasshūkoku

America (USA)

べいこく

米国

Beikoku

America (USA)

イギリス

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Igirisu

England

えいこく

英国

Eikoku

England

にほん

日本

Nihon

Japan

にっぽん

日本

Nippon

Japan

ウェールズ

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Uēruzu

Wales

アイルランド

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Airurando

Ireland

I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Not too hard, right? You’ve just added to your growing Japanese vocabulary list! Of course we can't list all the countries in the world but today was a good start. If you're up for a challenge, trying looking at a map in Japanese!

For more lessons on Japanese vocabulary I recommend these!

Sayōnara!

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Sayaka Matsuura
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