Country in Portuguese

Example of Country in Portuguese: Eles são da Alemanha, Ireland and the United States.

Hello, galera! Have you been keeping up with our Dica do Dia? Today, we are going to discuss country in Portuguese. Which countries have you visited? Down below, we have a list of all the countries in the world and their Portuguese names. Check it out!

What is a País in Portuguese?


In English, the word country has multiple meanings: it can be a genre of music, country music; it can be related to the rural area; and also, it can be related to a territorial country, like Brazil. But in Portuguese, the word país has only one meaning! Take a look at the example:

O Brasil é um país lindo que fica na América do Sul!
Brazil is a beautiful country located in South America!

Now let’s check out how we pronounce the words país and países (which is the plural form of país):


List of Countries and their Genders

In Portuguese, we usually use the definite articles to talk about countries. We use the article a (singular) and as (plural) before countries that have feminine names. When the country is masculine, we use o and os. There are some exceptions when the name of the country is neutral, therefore we don’t use any article.

Feminine Countries in Portuguese

Below there’s a list of countries with feminine names. As these names are feminine, we use the article a for names we consider singular and as for names that we consider plural. For example: A Albânia, As Bahamas. Usually, words ending in ‘a’ are feminine (but pay attention, there are exceptions!). If you want to read more about feminine and masculine words, take a look at this other Dica.

A AlbâniaAlbania
A África do SulSouth Africa 
A AlemanhaGermany
A Arábia SauditaSaudi Arabia 
A ArgéliaAlgeria
A ArgentinaArgentina
A ArmêniaArmenia 
A AustráliaAustralia
A ÁustriaAustria
As BahamasBahamas
A BélgicaBelgium 
A BolíviaBolivia
A Bósnia-HerzegóvinaBosnia and Herzegovina
A BulgáriaBulgaria
A ChinaChina
A ColômbiaColombia
A ComoresComoros 
A Coréia do NorteNorth Korea 
A Coréia do SulSouth Korea
A Costa do MarfimIvory Coast
A Costa RicaCosta Rica
A CroáciaCroatia
A DinamarcaDenmark 
A DominicaDominica
A EritreiaEritrea 
A EslováquiaSlovakia 
A EslovêniaSlovenia 
A EspanhaSpain
A EstôniaEstonia 
A EtiópiaEthiopia 
A Federação RussaRussian Federation
As FilipinasPhilippines 
A FinlândiaFinland
A FrançaFrance
A GâmbiaGambia
A GeórgiaGeorgia
A GréciaGreece
A GuatemalaGuatemala
A GuianaGuyana
A Guiné-BissauGuinea-Bissau
A Guiné-EquatorialEquatorial Guinea 
A HolandaHolland 
A HungriaHungary
As Ilhas MarshallMarshall Islands 
As Ilhas SalomãoSolomon Islands
A ÍndiaIndia
A IndonésiaIndonesia 
A IrlandaIreland 
A IslândiaIceland 
A ItáliaItaly
A JamaicaJamaica
A JordâniaJordan 
A LetôniaLatvia 
A LibériaLiberia
A LíbiaLibya 
A LituâniaLithuania 
A MacedôniaMacedonia
A MalásiaMalaysia 
As MaldivasMaldives
A MauritâniaMauritania 
A MicronésiaMicronesia 
A MongóliaMongolia
A MoldáviaMoldova 
A NamíbiaNamibia
A NicaráguaNicaragua
A NigériaNigeria
A NoruegaNorway 
A Nova ZelândiaNew Zealand
A Papua Nova GuinéPapua New Guinea
A PolôniaPoland
A República Centro-AfricanaCentral African Republic 
A República DominicanaDominican Republic 
A República TchecaCzech Republic
A RomêniaRomania 
A SamoaSamoa
A SeichelesSeychelles
A Serra LeoaSierra Leone
A SérviaSerbia
A SíriaSyria 
A SomáliaSomalia
A SuazilândiaSwaziland 
A SuéciaSweden 
A SuíçaSwitzerland
A TailândiaThailand
A TanzâniaTanzania
A TunísiaTunisia
A TurquiaTurkey
A UcrâniaUkraine
A VenezuelaVenezuela
A ZâmbiaZambia

Masculine Countries in Portuguese

The Portuguese names of these countires are masculine, so we use the article o before the singular names and os before the plural names. For example: O Brasil, Os Estados Unidos. Any countries that end in “á” are masculine. Take a look at this Dica to learn more about this rule! Also, countries that end in “ão” are masculine as well.

O AfeganistãoAfghanistan
O AzerbaijãoAzerbaijan
O BenimBenin
O BrasilBrazil
O BruneiBrunei
O BurundiBurundi
O Burquina FasoBurkina Faso
O ButãoBhutan 
O CambojaCambodia
O CatarQatar
O CanadáCanada
O CazaquistãoKazakhstan
O ChadeChad 
O ChileChile
O CongoCongo
O DjibutiDjibouti
O EgitoEgypt
Os Emirados Árabes UnidosUnited Arab Emirates
O EquadorEcuador 
Os Estados UnidosUnited States of America 
O GabãoGabon
O HaitiHaiti
O IémenYemen 
O IrãIran
O IraqueIraq
O JapãoJapan 
O KuwaitKuwait
O LaosLaos 
O LesotoLesotho 
O LíbanoLebanon 
O MalauíMalawi 
O MaliMali
O MéxicoMexico
O NepalNepal
O NígerNiger
O PanamáPanama
O PaquistãoPakistan
O ParaguaiParaguay
O PeruPeru
O QuêniaKenya 
O Reino UnidoUnited Kingdom 
O SenegalSenegal
O Sri LankaSri Lanka 
O SudãoSudan
O SurinameSuriname
O TajiquistãoTajikistan
O Timor LesteEast Timor 
O TogoTogo
O TurcomenistãoTurkmenistan 
O UruguaiUruguay
O UzbequistãoUzbekistan
O VaticanoVatican 
O VietnãVietnam
O ZimbábueZimbabwe

Did you know you can come study Portuguese in Brazil with us? Check out our classes and our teachers!

Neutral Countries in Portuguese 

As these names are neutral, they don’t have a gender, so we don’t use any article before them. Example: Andorra e Angola.

Antígua e BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
Cabo VerdeCape Verde
El SalvadorEl Salvador
San MarinoSan Marino
São Cristóvão e NévisSaint Kitts and Nevis
São Tomé e PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe
São Vicente e GranadinasSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Santa LúciaSaint Lucia
Trinidad e TobagoTrinidad and Tobago

Did you know that in this list there are some countries that speak Portuguese as their official language? We wonder if you know which ones they are.

Examples with País in Portuguese

Eu sou do Brasil.
I am from Brazil.

João é do Chile.
João is from Chile.

Marina é de Angola.
Marina is from Angola.

O bacalhau é uma comida típica de Portugal.
The Cod is a typical food from Portugal.

Vocês são do Canadá?
Are you from Canada?

Este senhor é da Inglaterra, mas mora em Cingapura.
This gentleman is from England, but lives in Singapore.

Eu não estou no Brasil. Estou em Cuba.
I am not in Brazil. I am in Cuba.

Eles não estão em Israel.
They are not in Israel.

Magda está em Marrocos.
Magda is in Morocco.

José e Mauro estão no Irã.
José and Mauro are in Iran.

Quem nasce na Alemanha é alemão.
Who is born in Germany is German.

Let’s Play a Vocabulary Game!

Finally, let’s play a game! Watch this video to learn how to play. Don’t forget to pay attention to the instructions and turn the subtitles on. Do you know these Portuguese country names?

We hope you liked this Dica!
Kisses from Rio & Learn!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Nationalities in Portuguese
Countries with Articles in Portuguese
Countries that Speak Portuguese

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