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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Alessandro is ________________.

Someone from India is called _________________.

In English, a person from Mexico is called ______________.

Marina is from Moscow. She is ________________.

Which of the following sets of nationalities is correct?

If I am from Kuwait, I am ________________.

Bao is from Vietnam; he is ______________.

Erin is _____________.

Ahmed and Rashida are ___________________.

Marcelo lives in Rio de Janeiro. He's _________________.


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168 Comments on “Pronouncing Nationalities in English”


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8 out of 10… I’ll try to do better next time.

Thanks for the lesson Rebecca!

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

    Thanks a lot it was a great lesson!

    Friday, January 6th 2012

      These are only some good guidelines to pronounce nationalities.

      Dutch (Holland) and Togolese (Tongo)-for example- are exceptions that prove the rule.

      Regards and all the best to you Rebecca.

      Saturday, July 19th 2014

thank you ma’am rebecca for the lesson about pronouncing nationalities. may i ask something? what do i call to the person who lives in thailand?

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

    i think you should call as Thai.@imkrizelmitra

    Friday, November 4th 2011

      hi adrian. thank you for your answer. :)

      Wednesday, November 9th 2011

      Yes, that’s right: Thai.

      Thanks for your help,Adnan.

      Thursday, November 10th 2011

        Hi,.Maam rebecca…

        Friday, November 11th 2011

        thank you ma’am rebecca. I know now what do I call to the person who lives in Thailand.

        Friday, November 11th 2011

        thank you ma’am rebecca

        Sunday, November 13th 2011

        I’m Burmese. Guess my country teacher. :D

        Monday, July 1st 2013

        Hello Rebecca
        which sentence is correct, plz?
        1-they are American?
        2- they are Americans?

        Friday, September 20th 2013

    “Thailander”

    Friday, November 11th 2011

    If you know how to say people from Myanmar, you are awesome! :)

    Monday, July 1st 2013

thank you so much .

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

    you are welcome

    Thursday, January 19th 2012

    you are awesome

    Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Dear Mrs.Rebecca,
It’s very sad that none of the teachers respond/answers to our questions. I have been writing to all the teachers including you, but none of you have replied. It’s quite discouraging and disappointing when teachers like you don’t respond.
Best Regards,

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

    We do appreciate your taking the time to write. All the teachers work full-time in addition to engvid. If you look back through other lessons, you will see that we do answer questions whenever we can. All the best with your English.

    Thursday, November 10th 2011

Dear Teacher,
i am Ramu thank you for your good lession. i like it.

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

9 out of 10…

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Hello Rebeca. Thank you for this lesson. I think you are a great English teacher. I need a favor. Could you do a lesson about indirect questions. I don´t understand them. Thank you for everything.

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

I am glad to here this.

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

9 out of ten, I am glad….

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

I just want to say thank u lovely Rebecca. one more thing would you do a lesson about ‘off’. so long n’ good bye.

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

i satisfied with my results.

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Thanks for the lesson Rebecca!

Friday, November 4th 2011

great.thanks your wonderful style.don’t forget your advanced students.

Friday, November 4th 2011

I like the question a bout Kuwait, because I know many people who write kuwaity instead of Kuwaiti.
Good luck, with your English lessons chosen.

Friday, November 4th 2011

it would be quite helpfull for me in future.:) thanks indeed sweet teacher

Friday, November 4th 2011

thank you so much .

Friday, November 4th 2011

Thank you so mauch fot this lesson just i want to know if there any rules to this

Friday, November 4th 2011

    There are patterns, rather than rules.

    All the best to you.

    Thursday, November 10th 2011

yeah 7 out 10..

Friday, November 4th 2011

    hi friend

    Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Do you teach in B.School,or in college, or in university…Rebeca you r awesome..!!!best wishes

Friday, November 4th 2011

Is there a nationality that ends in o?

pls. give an example

tnx!

Friday, November 4th 2011

    Hi!
    Yes, i think there is philipino

    Sunday, December 11th 2011

Thanks so much Rebecca

Friday, November 4th 2011

THANKS REBECCA this is my my first time here
and I really like your explanation will keeptrying to learn more thanks.

Friday, November 4th 2011

8 out 10, many thanks Mrs. Rebecca

Friday, November 4th 2011

i will do more better…

Friday, November 4th 2011

hundred percent , i did great.!! nice topic.

Saturday, November 5th 2011

thank you

Saturday, November 5th 2011

9 correct out of 10, lol thanks for the lesson

Saturday, November 5th 2011

u didnt said about _ese.. like chinese, lebanese, vietnamese??? actually, what things that make them different??

Sunday, November 6th 2011

    You are absolutely right – that is another pattern, ending with “ese”, as in Japanese & Portuguese. There are historic and linguistic reasons for the various suffixes (endings) used.

    In this lesson, I only covered a few of the endings. Another one includes er, as in Icelander.

    All the best with your English.

    Thursday, November 10th 2011

Hi Rebecca..I REALLY hope that you could make a video about diffrentiate between American,British and Australian English because in my country we’re using British English…By the way,thanks a lot for this very helpful video..

Sunday, November 6th 2011

Gracias Rebeca le agradezco la lección es muy interesante, bendiciones!!

Sunday, November 6th 2011

Thank for exposing this lesson. I feel it so excited!

Sunday, November 6th 2011

thank you

Sunday, November 6th 2011

Thank you for your lesson. How can I download it? I want to see your lesson on place without internet.

Sunday, November 6th 2011

Thanks for taking this English quiz! Your score: 100.00 You got 10 correct out of 10. Check your answers below.’GOD BLESS

Monday, November 7th 2011

10 out of 10.Thanks for your lesson.

Monday, November 7th 2011

Hi, this is my first lesson with you, I am very happy and thanks a lot.

Monday, November 7th 2011

Is there a rule for all nationalities?

Monday, November 7th 2011

7 out 10, not too bad

Monday, November 7th 2011

Thanks much,Rebecca.

Monday, November 7th 2011

I’ve noticed, that ending -an is pronounced like /-in/. Anyway just in that very case I hear it so. Am I right?

Tuesday, November 8th 2011

    Yes, it does sound like that, you are right, Vova. All the best with your English.

    Thursday, November 10th 2011

9 out of 10

Tuesday, November 8th 2011

very interactive your teaching skill

Tuesday, November 8th 2011

thanks.alot

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

thank you

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

yeah… 10 out of 10…

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

8 out of 10 , thank you miss Rebecca you are the great teacher, i will try my best to improve it.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

thank you very much

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Thank u so much.Could you please tell me when to use wrote and have written.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Thanks to all for your comments and feedback. We always appreciate hearing from you. It makes this huge Internet-connected world a little cozier and friendlier. Thank you.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

watch out for your capitals in Lebanese. lol, that one got me real bad :/ I appreciate this site very much.

Friday, November 11th 2011

got 9 out of 10 . Thanx mum

Saturday, November 12th 2011

Thank you very much

Monday, November 14th 2011

excuse me, i have a question! what is rule for this? I’m beginner and i have a lof of troubles, hix

Monday, November 14th 2011

why dont you teach all the Pronouncing Nationalities.
You only taught a few of the endings
thanks

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Thank you. It’s very useful.

Thursday, November 17th 2011

thanks for the lesson !
you’re really a good teacher , thanks again !

Friday, November 18th 2011

hi drear best teacher!!!!
please approve this

Sunday, November 27th 2011

we have to be accurate

Sunday, November 27th 2011

thanks a lot it was a great lesson

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Hi Rebecca!
First of all, I want you to know that I love your name.
Secondly, I am enjoying your lessons. Thanks for all!
P.S. Please correct my messages. I need to take every opportunity to continue learning. Thank you!

Friday, December 9th 2011

thanks lot. god bless u

Sunday, December 11th 2011

it is good and like ur pronunciation

Monday, December 12th 2011

i scored 90 yeah :) thnx mam love u

Thursday, December 15th 2011

Thank you

Thursday, December 29th 2011

Oh yeah! GOT 10 ON 10!

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

hi Rebecca . This is my fist time ever who has watched one of ur lectures presented here in this web! . Well Rebecca i guess don have questions to interrogate but rather for one and that has to do something with natonalities . Rebecca plz be honest ! and tell me if u belongs to india or indian subcontinent as u seems so !! plzplzplz i plead . Awaits for ur comment soon ! bye .

Monday, January 16th 2012

Thank now I can know more knowledge how to say about national , but this lesson not too much country I think next time you will more national than this time I hope You can do it in the next time.

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

thanks. but i think u should do one lesson on counteries pronouciation.. all counteries..

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

thanks alto because of your nice teaching

Friday, January 20th 2012

Thank you to give me opportunity to learn pronunciation I am not too bad.But what best thing to learn so quick.many thanks heman

Thursday, January 26th 2012

I got 90 thanks Rebecca.

Monday, February 13th 2012

10 out of 10

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

6 of 10

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

Hello Rebecca!
I’m from southern Somalia (Afmadow)
Actually you are the best teacher in the world. Thanks alto.

Saturday, March 10th 2012

I don’t now how to thank you.

Saturday, March 17th 2012

thanks

Saturday, March 17th 2012

9/10..i got

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Whu i cannot enter the quiz? Who can tell me ?

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

    Why i cannot enter the quiz? Who can tell me ? Thanks a lot.

    Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Thank you very much.

Thursday, March 29th 2012

Dear, Rebecca! I like so much your lessons, but I can’t use the quizz. Maybee it doesn’t work in my country?

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

10 out of 10, nice try…

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Rebecca your are awesome

Monday, May 14th 2012

Thankx Rebecca

You r a somber governess

Friday, May 25th 2012

Thanks Rebecca!!!

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Thank you Rebecca. I am iranian.

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Hello.What do you call the person who lives in Afghanistan .
You mentioned Israeli . How do you pronounce it as well.
Middle east . My pleasure .

Thursday, June 21st 2012

hi mrs rebecca i have a question
how can i improve my accent and how can i get a fluent speaker in english?
i’d be pleased if u answer
tanx

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

9 out 10
thanks for great lesson!!!

Friday, July 13th 2012

Hello Rebecca!
Thanks for the lesson.
My name is Olga. Iam from Russia from Moscow. I want to speak English very well. . I learn English itself and You very helpping me. Thank you very much. Sorry for mistakes.

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

someone knows about France? How to tell about men and women? Thank you in advance

Friday, August 3rd 2012

thank you so much, but i got 7 out of 10, I’ll try next time, good luck to you

Thursday, August 9th 2012

Thanks,it’s great .

Sunday, August 19th 2012

What do We call the people from Hongkong? Hongkongese,hongkongist,hongkongan,hongkongian.thank you 4 your answer.

Friday, October 5th 2012

lebanese
Lebanese
Lebanonean
H. which correct a

Thursday, October 11th 2012

    i think b Lebanese

    Thursday, September 19th 2013

Which correct answer? And why?

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi how are you every body I am new student , i herd about the website from my friends , i hope to get useful .

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

    Welcome! Hope you have fun and learn a lot :)

    Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Vietnamese & Lebanese – only these two are wrong. 8/10. Thanks, Rebecca!

Friday, November 30th 2012

I got 10/10.Thank you very much fo the quiz.

Friday, December 7th 2012

    Thank you very much for the quiz and the mark 10/10.

    Friday, December 7th 2012

ma’am i wanna learn more about phonemes, therefore i really needed your help.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Affixes have three types: 1.prefix 2.infix 3.suffix. ma’am i politely request you to explain these three Affixes ‘cos’ i wanna learn the differences. thanks alots.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

thank you very much

Thursday, December 27th 2012

10 out of 10 Good job ^^

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Hi everyone.im new member of this site and i totally have no idea how to use it.someone helps please coze it seems it’s really good site to improve my English.pleas reply.thanks!

Friday, January 25th 2013

Mrs Rebecca,

There are inside videos for practice idioms and proverbs?

Lovely:)

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Really sorry

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Mrs Rebecca,
Are there inside videos for practice idioms and proverbs?
Lovely:)

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Dear Sarah,
I Like this web page and it’s usefull.
Mr. Vedat GÜVEN adviced at me, thank you Mr. GÜVEN…

There is a small advice for you.
You can follow topic.
Example: Everyday pronunciation 5 videos or tips as.

Good Luck With You

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Hi, I am from Croatia.
I supose, I am Croatian?
Is that right?

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

I’m Iranian, I love your teaching .

Saturday, February 9th 2013

omg.. i got 10 out of 10 I’m so happy

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Teacher Rebeca ;
Cecilia is from Peru.She is …..?
answer please and make me sure

Monday, March 4th 2013

I god D but depended on dictionary because I lack of vocabularies. How poor I am.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Thanks for the lesson Rebecca!

Friday, July 12th 2013

Thank you very much.

Sunday, September 8th 2013

thanks for the lesson.

Monday, September 9th 2013

Very interesting lesson!!

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

TO engvid:
could you please make us lessons in “how to stress words in English” I am a new American..I appreciate your response. thanks

Thursday, September 19th 2013

thank you

Thursday, November 14th 2013

tks so much, it’s useful. i got 7/10

Sunday, January 5th 2014

I got 10 out of 10. I’ll try all my best.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

    I’m sorry, I confused to write wrong answer. I got 8 out of 10.

    Thursday, January 30th 2014

thank u madam.

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thank you for this lesson.I got 8 correct out of 10.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Thanks Rebecca! i got 80%

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Many thanks!

Saturday, July 12th 2014

Very good lesson iam from Angola then iam “Angolan” :)

Thanks

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Very good thank you!

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

thanks for the lesson .

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Thanks, Rebecca, your lessons are very useful! You are a very good teacher!

Saturday, January 17th 2015

5. Which of the following sets of nationalities are correct?
The answer to this question is only one. So , shouldn’t it be formulated using the third person? : Which of the following sets of nationalities IS correct?

Saturday, January 31st 2015

    Hey Perlamar, good catch! We have corrected the question with a slight variation, to make it very clear. Thanks for letting us know. I wish you all the best!

    Saturday, January 31st 2015

not bado… but, i can improve!

Monday, February 2nd 2015

    Not bad, but, i cam improve!

    Monday, February 2nd 2015

      Not bad, but, i can to improve!

      Monday, February 2nd 2015

        Aside from the typo in “bad”, you were right the first time…

        Wednesday, February 4th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Thank, pronounce correctly the Nationalities is cosier and friendlier.
Best regards.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

I got 100%, Thank u Rebecca

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Thanks you so much.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

Thank you Rebecca, it was usefull.

Thursday, April 21st 2016

i got 10 out of 10! oh great! thanks for the lesson Ms. Rebecca! :)

Sunday, June 5th 2016

Quiz not show my mistakes?

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Thanks for the lesson Rebecca

Sunday, August 28th 2016

I am from Japan and a Japanese. There are no examples of -ese. Rebecca

Sunday, October 2nd 2016
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