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In this Spanish lesson we will learn all about nationalities in Spanish: how to state your nationality in Spanish and how to ask the nationality of others. In the previous lesson in this Beginner Spanish course we learned basic introductions in Spanish: greeting people in Spanish and exchanging pleasantries. This lesson continues the theme of introducing yourself in Spanish and shows you how to say where you are from and how to ask another person where they are from with ¿De dónde eres?. I will then list some English speaking nationalities for both a man and a woman. If you look below this post in the “comments” section you will see a long discussion into almost every other possible nationality in Spanish, but if your nationality is not mentioned there please feel free to ask me how to write it in Spanish. Changing the ending of the nationalities in Spanish according to whether the person being described is male or female is a tricky challenge to get your head around initially, but be patient and give this time. You will be amazed at how quickly you start automatically alterring the endings. It isn’t as difficult as it first appears.

Lesson notes

¿De dónde eres?: Where are you from? (friendly)
¿De dónde es usted? Where are you from? (formal)
Soy… : I am…
Inglés: English (man)
Inglesa: English (woman)
Escocés: Scottish (man)
Escocesa: Scottish (woman)
Galés: Welsh (man)
Galesa: Welsh (woman)
Irlandés: Irish (man)
Irlandesa: Irish (woman)
Americano: American (man)
Americana: American (woman)
Español: Spanish (man)
Española: Spanish (woman)
Soy de…: I am from…
Inglaterra: England
Escocia: Scotland
País de Gales: Wales
Irlanda: Ireland
Estados Unidos: United States
España: Spain


Complete the gaps in this formal interview and afterwards write the same interview in a friendly way…

-Buenas tardes. Cómo ….. ………..?
-Me ………. Ana.
-De dónde ……….. usted?
-……. Inglesa.

Here are the answers to the last activity:

-Hola, buenas tardes. ¿Cómo te llamas?
-Me llamo Lola, ¿y tú?
-Me llamo Antonio ¿Cómo estás?
-Muy bien, gracias. ¿y tú?
-Bien ¡hasta luego!

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