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Lesson 2: Describing yourself and others

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The different countries in Spanish

Here are a few examples for the names of some countries in Spanish. Read aloud to yourself the names of the following countries, then make a sentence for each country like: "Yo soy de ..." + the Spanish name of that country. You can use the audio examples to check your pronunciation on correctness.


SpanishEnglishSpanishEnglish
RomaniaRomaniaBoliviaBolivia
MéxicoMexicoHolandaHolland/Netherlands
SuizaSwitzerlandPortugalPortugal
AlemaniaGermanyRussiaRussia
ArgentinaArgentinaColombiaColombia
PerúPeruJapónJapan
UruguayUruguayItaliaItaly
Estados UnidosUSAAustriaAustria
PanamaPanamaBrasilBrasil
Republica DominicanaDominican RepublicFranciaFrance
EspañaSpainInglaterraEngland
CubaCubaNicaraguaNicaragua


Exercise
Marta and Elena are invited to a party during their vacation. After meeting all kinds of people, they try to remember again, where these people were from. Can you complete the following dialogue?

Example:
Nosotras
_____
de Centroamérica.
Nosotros
somos
de Centroamérica.


1) Sí, Elena
__
de Guatemala.
?<- move over ? to see correct answer


2) Yo
___
de México, y tú
____
de Costa Rica.
?


3) Y Julio, ¿de dónde
__
?
Hmm,
__
de Uruguay.
?


4) Bárbara y Mario
___
de Chile.
?


5) ¿
__
Adriána de Colombia?
No,
__
de Perú.
?


6) Alejandro y Pilar
___
de Argentina.
?



Exercise
Marta's cousin Pablo is a student and works at the Mayaruins in Chichen, Itza, Mexico. He wants to know, where the other students he meets there are from. What questions does he ask?

Example:
Amalia, México
¿De dónde eres, Amalia? ¿Eres de México?

move mouse over ?-fields
for correct answers
1) señora Díaz, Paraguay
?
2) señor Bonilla, Venezuela
?
3) Yolanda, Panamá
?
4) Jeff, Inglaterra
?
5) señor Ramos, Honduras
?
6) Ángel, España
?




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