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Question: where are you from? (informal) / Where are you from? (formally)

Answer:

(1) I come from Germany.

(2) I come from Switzerland.

These examples make it clear that country names are used either without an article (example 1) or with an article (example 2). We show you which countries are used without articles in 1. We list the countries with articles in 2.

1) Countries without articles

Most of the countries are used without an article.

Afghanistan
Egypt
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Equatorial Guinea
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Ethiopia
Australia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Denmark
Germany
Dominica
Djibouti
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Greece
Great Britain
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Yemen
Jordan
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Kazakhstan
Qatar
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Kiribati
Colombia
Croatia
Cuba
Kuwait
Laos
Lesotho
Latvia
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Morocco
Mauritania
Mauritius
Macedonia
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Austria
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Rwanda
Romania
Russia
Zambia
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Zimbabwe
Singapore
Slovenia
Somalia
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Hungary
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican city
Venezuela
Vietnam

2) Countries with article

Some countries have an article.

Masculine (the) or without article (-)

the / - Iraq
the / - Iran
the / - Kosovo
the / - Lebanon
the / - Niger
the / - Senegal
the/ - Sudan
the / - Chad

Where are you from?

I come from Iraq / Iran / Kosovo ...

Feminine (the)

the Dominican Republic
the Dominican Republic of the Congo
the Ivory Coast
the Mongolia
the Switzerland
the Slovakia
the Czech Republic
the Turkey
the Ukraine
the Central African Republic

Where are you from?

I come from the Dominican Republic / Switzerland / Turkey ...

Plural (the)

the Bahamas
the Comoros
the Maldives
the Marshall Islands
the Netherlands
the Philippines
the Solomon Islands
the UNITED STATES /theUnited States of America)
the United Arab Emirates

Where are you from?

I'm from the Netherlands / the United States ...

I come from or from the Maldives / from or from the Philippines ...

Overview

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Here you will find an overview of the EU countries: Vocabulary: EU countries

 

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