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North American Countries in Chinese Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Our epic Chinese geography lesson continues as we learn the countries, states, provinces, and cities from all across this great world of ours bit by bit. In case you’ve missed any of the previous lessons, here they are:

While we’ve already covered all of the US states and our neighbor to the north, we’ve left out 21 other countries in our part of the world!

North America.

North America.

For today’s geography lesson, we’re going to learn all of the Chinese names for the countries in North America (北美洲 – běi měi zhōu):

North America in Chinese.

North America in Chinese.

For pronunciation practice on most of these countries, follow this short YouTube video:

I was never the best geography student, as it is sometimes a confusing topic. When it comes to Greenland’s status, it doesn’t appear on a lot of lists of North American countries, but it does appear on others. Not wanting our friends in Greenland to feel left out entirely, here’s the country’s name in Chinese anyways – 格陵兰 (gé líng lán).

If you like building your Chinese vocabulary, be sure to check out our Mandarin word of the day. That’s 365 Chinese words per year! Keep it up and you’ll be fluent in no time!

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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