Nationalities in French
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Every country and continent has an adjective that can be used to describe people and things from that place. Those same adjectives can also be used as nouns to refer to people from that place, with one small change:

 In French, nationalities are capitalized when they are used as nouns, but not when they serve as adjectives – learn more.

Par exemple…

Je ne suis pas française.   I’m not French.
J’ai une voiture française.   I have a French car.
Je connais une Française.   I know a French woman.

Here are some nationalities and "continentalities" you might need to know.

Noun/Adjective   Nom   Adjectif
African   Africain(e)   africain(e)
Algerian   Algérien(ne)   algérien(ne)
American   Américain(e)   américain(e)
Asian   Asiatique   asiatique
Australian   Australien(ne)   australien(ne)
Belgian   Belge   belge
Brazilian   Brésilien(ne)   brésilien(ne)
Canadian   Canadien(ne)   canadien(ne)
Chinese   Chinois(e)   chinois(e)
Dutch   Néerlandais(e)   néerlandais(e)
Egyptian   Égyptien(ne)   égyptien(ne)
English   Anglais(e)   anglais(e)
European   Européen(ne)   européen(ne)
French   Français(e)   français(e)
German   Allemand(e)   allemand(e)
Indian   Indien(ne)   indien(ne)
Irish   Irlandais(e)   irlandais(e)
Italian   Italien(ne)   italien(ne)
Japanese   Japonais(e)   japonais(e)
Korean   Coréen(ne)   coréen(ne)
Mexican   Mexicain(e)   mexicain(e)
Moroccan   Marocain(e)   marocain(e)
New Zealander   Néo-Zélandais(e)   néo-zélandais(e)
Polish   Polonais(e)   polonais(e)
Portuguese   Portugais(e)   portugais(e)
Russian   Russe   russe
Senegalese   Sénégalais(e)   sénégalais(e)
Spanish   Espagnol(e)   espagnol(e)
Swiss   Suisse   suisse
Ukrainian   Ukrainien(ne)   ukrainien(ne)
Vietnamese   Vietnamien(ne)   vietnamien(ne)

 Many nationalities are identical to their respective languages.

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