Use of definite articles before a country name

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Use of definite articles before a country name

“Tú debes viajar a la India.” Is it correct to have a definite article in this sentence? “You must travel to THE India?”
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Kent

Yes, some countries (most of them don't) use sometimes the article, for example "la India", "la Argentina" or "los Estados Unidos". You can use or omit the article, both options are correct.

Saludos

KentB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Gracias Inma. ¡Tus explicaciones siempre son apreciados!

Use of definite articles before a country name

“Tú debes viajar a la India.” Is it correct to have a definite article in this sentence? “You must travel to THE India?”

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