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Countries & Cities / Los paises y las ciudades

Although in the majority of cases, the name which is used to refer to a certain country hardly changes at all between Spanish and English, there are other occasions when there is a big difference which makes the place almost unrecognisable if you do not know already what the translation is. In this vocabulary section, you can see both cases that we have brought together for you to see and to learn if you can memorise them from this list.

You will also find in this list the names of different continents, oceans and, in an illustrative way, some names of the seas that you may come across on your travels. If you are thinking about going to a new country and you want to tell one of your Spanish friends about it or if you have to speak with a Spanish client about other markets, this vocabulary will be a great help to you. Not only that, but it helps when you are meeting new people (you can find out where they are from), when you are watching or reading the news (you can find out where the news stories are happening), when you discuss business (where products come from or are delivered to, where the raw materials come from, and so forth), when reading a book or watching a film (so that you can understand the setting), and so on. There are a lot of cases in which you might need to talk about different places in the world, and besides which it can also be very interesting to find out about what the names of these different places are too! This will help you a lot when it comes to arranging travel to other Spanish speaking countries or just when making idle conversation, so keep this list handy if you want to be able to check back on it and test yourself on what you have learned.

Continents
Africa
Antarctica
Asia
Australia
Europe
North America
South America

Countries
Belgium
Brazil
Denmark
Egypt
England
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Morocco
Norway
Philippins
Poland
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

Cities
Athens
Beijing
Berlin
Bucharest
Cairo
Cape Town
Dublin
Edinburgh
Geneva
Havana
Lisbon
London
Moscow
New Orleans
New York
Paris
Philadelphia
Prague
Rome
Stockholm
Tokyo
Vienna

Ocean
Atlantic
Pacific
Indian
Antarctic
Arctic

Sea
Caribbean Sea
Mediterranean
Black Sea
North Sea
Red Sea

Los continentes
África
Antártida
Asia
Australia
Europa
Norteamérica
Sudamérica

Los países
Bélgica
Brasil
Dinamarca
Egipto
Inglaterra
Francia
Alemania
Grecia
Irlanda
Italia
Japón
Marruecos
Noruega
Las Filipinas
Polonia
Rusia
Escocia
España
Suecia
Suiza
Reino Unido
Estados Unidos

Las ciudades
Atenas
Pekín
Berlín
Bucarest
El Cairo
Ciudad del Cabo
Dublín
Edimburgo
Ginebra
La Habana
Lisboa
Londres
Moscú
Nueva Orleans
Nueva York
París
Filadelfia
Praga
Roma
Estocolmo
Tokio
Viena

El océano
El Atlántico
El Pacífico
El Indico
El Antártico
El Árctico

El mar
El Caribe
El Mediterráneo
El Mar Negro
El Mar del Norte
El Mar de Rojo