Bonjour Aurélie!

Bonjour Aurélie!

What is the difference between "Je vais au Portugal" and "Je vais dans le Portugal" ?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Heera ! "Je vais dans le Portugal." doesn't exist in French: it sounds really weird, like "I'm going inside Portugal", as if it was an object... Portugal being a masculine country, "Je vais au Portugal" is the only correct sentence in French. Have a look at this lesson: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/use-en-with-feminine-countries-and-aux-with-masculine-countries-to-say-in-or-to-prepositions I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
Merci Aurélie. I had seen "Nous allons dans l'Illinois pour les vacances - We're going to Illinois for the holidays" and hence the question.
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Heera ! The rule is different for US states, regions or counties, hence "dans l'Illinois". Bonne journée !
Merci beaucoup, Aurélie! Bonne journée!

Bonjour Aurélie!

What is the difference between "Je vais au Portugal" and "Je vais dans le Portugal" ?

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