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os países

1. First, a reminder:


O país = the country.

Os países = the countries.

2. Listen and repeat the country names.

  os países
BrazilListen o Brasil
ItalyListen a Itália
United KingdomListen o Reino Unido
United StatesListen os Estados Unidos
MexicoListen o México
PortugalListen Portugal *
JapanListen o Japão
FranceListen a França
ChinaListen a China
SpainListen a Espanha

* a small number of countries are usually not preceded by the article. Portugal is one of them.

3. Use Vocaroo to say the name of 3 countries above. Post the link in the comments, then wait for another learner to write the name of the 3 countries you have said. Example:

Learner 1: (Vocaroo link where you say the name of 3 countries).

Another learner writes: Você disse o Brasil, Portugal e a Itália. (You said Brazil, Portugal and Italy)

Learner 1 writes: That’s right!

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