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There are some Asian countries & nationalities I cannot find the French translation to. Would anyone know them?

1. Hong Kong

2. Taiwan - taiwanese

3. Singapore - singaporean

4. Thailand - thai

5. Vietnam - vietnamese

Jul 27, 2016 2:55 PM
Comments · 4

The dictionaries give both

Thaï (pl.: les Thaïs)
Thaïlandais  (fem. Thaïlandaise)

As I understand the first means the ethnic group, the latter would mean a national of Thaiand?

But which one is more common when you speak about "a random guy from Thailand" (likely a Thai) or "locals in Thailand"?

July 27, 2016
Taiwanais, Singapourien, Thailandais, Vietnamien, I'm not sure for Hong Kong but I think it's  Hongkongais
July 27, 2016

Yes it is Hongkongais and they are not all masculine.

We say la Taïlande, le Vietnam and actually, I don't really know the gender of the others because putting an "article" (le/la) doesn't sound great in my ears... I can't say if there are rules about that.

Maybe this can help :

August 1, 2016

Thanks for your comments!

So if I were to just say the countries, would it be... 

le Taiwan, 

le Singapour

le Thaïland

le Vietnam 

le Hong Kong ? 

Are they all masculine?

If anyone knows how to say the nationality of people from Hong Kong, it would be much appreciated! :)

August 1, 2016
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Other), English, French
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), French